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Master’s project: what are the effects of wetland restoration on biodiversity?

Published: 22 March 2024

Are you interested in restoration ecology and getting a research experience on a topic with a high societal impact? Would you like to do a master’s project with field work during the summer months? Come and join our new project on wetland restoration!

Application deadline: 2024-04-15

Are you interested in restoration ecology and getting a research experience on a topic with a high societal impact? Would you like to do a master’s project with field work during the summer months?

Come and join our new project on wetland restoration! About 1.5-2.0 million hectares of natural peatlands have been drained during the past century in Sweden. To counteract this, rewetting drained boreal forest is a promising measure to reduce carbon emissions in the face of climate warming, to increase water quality and to improve human health and well-being.

Despite a growing interest among policy makers, stakeholders and the forestry industry in and beyond Sweden, little is known about the consequences of wetland restoration on biodiversity. By supporting the comparative inventory of a wide range of taxa including plants and invertebrates in restored and control sites across Västerbotten county, your project will enable to quantify the short-term effects of wetland restoration on biodiversity.