Understanding wetland dynamics: the value of long-term datasets

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11 Jan 2013 (All day)

Wetland ecosystems are among the most disturbed ecosystems worldwide. Short term effects of these disturbances (e.g. nutrient surplus, habitat fragmentation, climate change) have been studied relatively well. Knowledge on long-term effects, however, is much more scarce. Gathering long-term data requires specific investments for monitoring and the continuous dedication of scientists and practitioners. Analyzing long-term data sets is both challenging and rewarding, because the understanding of wetland dynamics in relation to long-term environmental change is crucial for future wetland management