Restoring hydrology of floodplain

Challenges: Peatlands drained for agiculture. Drained for Frequent flooding of the plain restored, using nonintervention as the major ‘technique’. Not intervening causes the river channel to become gradually rougher and to reach bank full discharge (and beyond) more frequently

Solutions: Decades of vegetation and hydrological restoration have created shifts in vegetation zone, GHGE has not been monitored.

Outcomes: Insights into GHG fluxes and C stocks enhancing water retention and improving BD of rewetted and drained systems along gradients of wet grasslands to transition mires and riverine woodland (ash-alder forest).

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