Atlantic Forested Wetlands Project

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Funded by the Atlantic Ecosystem Initiative, this project has been undertaken by a diverse team of researchers, students, and institutions in Atlantic Canada. It builds on previous studies initiated by our team members, extending research on; structural diversity, vegetation communities, decomposition, rare and at-risk lichen distribution, habitat identification for at-risk land birds, mycorrhizae colonization and soil carbon sequestration.

Forested wetlands are an important ecosystem to protect in Atlantic Canada because of the services they provide in water retention, flood protection, nutrient removal, contaminant filtration and surface water purification.