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Changes in the buffering function of wetlands over the last century
 

Summary: Changes in the buffering function
of wetlands over the last century
Katrina Caley & Phil Owens
October 2, 2010 QRRC Open House
What are wetland `functions'?
Provide important
habitat
Mitigate flood events
Sequester nutrients
and other elements
(carbon)
Regulate the flow of
sediment
Wetlands in the Quesnel River Basin
Total number of wetlands = 5897
Total Area = 168 km2
% Land area = 1.6%
Research question
How are wetland functions impacted by a
land disturbance?

  

Source: Aukema, Brian - ukema, Brian - Canadian Forest Service & Ecosystem Science and Management Program, University of Northern British Columbia

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology