Botanist and climate scientist Dorothy Peteet has been in the business digging deep into bogs, marshes and fens for more than 40 years, revealing natural and human histories going back thousands of years, and their role in changing climate. A final frontier: the obscure remains of New York City’s once widespread coastal wetlands.
Wetlands Archives - State of the Planet
The Fifth National Climate Assessment was released today. The message: change is here, but immediate action can avert the worst impacts.
The beneficial effects of rising CO2 for plants disappear under flooding, a 33-year field experiment reveals.
New findings may help inform discussions as the Supreme Court takes up a case that could limit wetland protections under the Clean Water Act.
Natural climate solutions offer cost-effective ways to reduce carbon emissions, provide ecosystem benefits, and increase resiliency to climate change impacts.
A paleoecologist explains why it’s actually a bad idea to “drain the swamp.”
A new study compares how 14 types of green infrastructure contribute to 22 potential benefits for urban communities.
What’s a bog corer? And how do seeds help scientists learn about the earth’s past? A paleoecologist explains the most important items in her toolkit.
New study reveals surprising facts behind a shrinking wetland, and suggests remedies.
An analysis of coastal wetlands loss from sea level rise that was conducted for the Ramsar Convention’s Scientific and Technical Review Panel provides estimates of wetland losses as a basis for identifying potential adaptation measures.