5 million Euro for peatland research
Funding from regional excellence initiative
21/10/2016 With 5 million Euro the regional excellence initiative Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is funding WETSCAPES – matter dynamics in peatland and coastal sites as basis for land use, climate impact and water protection (German ony), a joint project of Greifswald University and Rostock University. From 2017-2020 the project will improve the scientific basis of wise use of formerly degraded, rewetted peatland sites. Peat formation in percolation mires, coastal transgression mires and alder carrs in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern will get particular attention.
In total five consortia will receive each c. 5 million Euro from the regional excellence initiative. WETSCAPES was developed by the working groups Joosten, Wilmking, Kreyling and Urich at Greifswald University together with colleagues from Rostock University. Third partner is the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) Neustrelitz. Project outcomes will be communicated via the Greifswald Mire Centre.