Collaborative research of the Universities of Greifswald and Rostock on turnover processes in peatlands

Peatlands are characterizing elements of landscapes and, thus, land usage in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. They occupy 13 percent of the whole area of the federal state. The interdisciplinary joint project WETSCAPES will focus on these ecosystems. The affiliated partners aim to develop scientific principles for sustainable and gentle cultivation of peatlands, particular degraded and later rewetted areas.

The project is funded within the excellent research programme of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania with 5 millions Euro over a period of 4 years and 3 months with means of the European Social Fund.

Project term: 1-Jan-2017 to 31-Mar-2021