Rice paddies which were originally wetland or non-wetland (image) Tokyo Metropolitan University Share Print E-Mail Caption Rice paddies which were originally wetland are able to provide a new home for the original wetland plant species that were present. Conversely, paddies which were not originally wetland are a better home for non-wetland species. Credit Tokyo Metropolitan University Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.