Restored wetlands no match for real thing


Samuel P. Schuchat, executive director of the Coastal Conservancy,
left, walks through the Ballona Wetlands during a conservancy tour of
the natural reserve in Marina del Rey. New studies show that wetlands
do not quickly return to their original vitality once destroyed or
altered. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times / January 19, 2012)
By Bettina Boxall
February 1, 2012, 1:23 p.m.
How easy is it to recreate nature? When it comes to wetlands, the
answer seems to be "not very."
A new paper examining data from more than 600 restored or man-made
wetlands found that in key ways, they don’t measure up to the real
thing.

Read the whole story at

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/environment/la-me-gs-restored-wetlands-no-
match-for-natural-20120201,0,7166919.story

Link to the PLOS Biology study:
http://www.plosbiology.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pbio.1001248

Restoration of Ailing Wetlands

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