Habitat restoration through rewetting bogs is being explored as a method to combat climate change. Due to Ireland’s relatively high number of bogs, it is a good candidate for studies on the effects of rewetting. By looking at three different studies on rewetted bogs and their attributes, a general conclusion about the effectiveness of restoration can be formed. Each study went to different locations in Ireland where bogs had been rewetted and measured several factors that influence the effectiveness of the bog as a climatic tool such as productivity, greenhouse gas emissions, water chemistry, and more. Each study had different results but concluded that generally rewetting is beneficial to the climate if given enough time.
Dr. Jean Sumrall
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"Climatic Effects of Rewetting Irish Bogs,"
SACAD: John Heinrichs Scholarly and Creative Activity Days: Vol. 2022, Article 29.
Available at: https://scholars.fhsu.edu/sacad/vol2022/iss2022/29