Projects & best practice examples
At the University of Greifswald several research projects are focusing on the sustainable use of degraded peatland sites. The projects aim for the replacement of destructive forms of land use on peat soils such as maize cultivation, grassland use and peat mining with peat conservation and sustainable cultivation of adapted plants under wet conditions.
Further projects investigate fundamental traits as hydrological, biological or geochemical charateristics of wet and drained peat soils.
The project aims to improve the geospatial knowledge base on wetlands and assess such pathways to their restoration that involve a co-creation process. The project also provides information and indicators for sustainability to maximise climate change mitigation, biodiversity and other benefits. More...