More peatland research
Two new EU projects to start in 2017
21/12/2016 In the coming year, two new EU projects will start at the Greifswald Mire Centre. In REPEAT, REstoration and prognosis of PEAT formation in fens will be studied, with a particular focus on linking diversity in plant functional traits to soil biological and biogeochemical processes. Together with the universities Warsaw (Poland) and Antwerp (Belgium), NIBIO (Norway) and the Danube Delta Research Institute (Romania), Greifswald University will carry out field research in Belgium, the Netherlands, Northeast-Germany,East-Poland and in the Danube Delta. Nationally, the project is funde by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). Very recently, also the project CLEARANCE was approved for funding. This project will develop a CircuLar Economy Approach to River pollution by Agricultural Nutrients with use of Carbon-storing Ecosystems. Consortium partners are, together with Greifswald University, two universities in Warsaw (Poland), Aarhus University (Denmark), Nijmegen University (the Netherlands) as well as the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) Berlin and a Polish NGO.