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Peatland Plants Adapting Well to Climate Change, Suggests Study

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They account for just three per cent of the Earth’s surface but play a major role in offsetting carbon dioxide emissions – and now a team of scientists led by the universities of Southampton and Utrecht has discovered that the plants that make up peat bogs adapt exceptionally well to climate change.

They account for just three per cent of the Earth’s surface but play a major role in offsetting carbon dioxide emissions – and now a team of scientists led by the universities of Southampton and Utrecht has discovered that the plants that make up peat bogs adapt exceptionally well to climate change.

In a study published today in the journal Read more at University of Southampton

Image: This is Dr Bjorn Robroek, of the University of Southampton, at work in a peat bog. (Credit: University of Southampton)