Contact: Robert Sanders
University of California - Berkeley
Caption: Restored wetlands like this pond converted from agricultural use in Aragon, Spain, may look natural, but a new study shows that it can take hundreds of years for restored wetlands to accumulate the plant assemblages and carbon resources of a natural, undamaged wetland.
Credit: David Moreno-Mateos/UC Berkeley
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