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Fifteen-year Study: When It Comes to Creating Wetlands, Mother Nature Is in Charge


March 5, 2012

William Mitsch Fifteen years of studying two experimental wetlands has convinced Bill Mitsch that turning the reins over to Mother Nature makes the most sense when it comes to this area of ecological restoration. Mitsch, an environment and natural resources professor at Ohio State University, has led the effort to compare the behavior of two experimental marshes on campus--one that was planted in 1994 with wetland vegetation and another that was left to colonize plant and animal life on its own. Full Story

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