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Researchers show how forested areas affect water resources in Florida

David Kaplan, Ph.D., associate professor in the Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment co-authored a new study to show that three factors can accurately predict water yield in forests: climate aridity, a combination of annual rainfall and dryness; hydrogeology,… Read More

Land-building wetland plants, champions of CO2 capture, can help counterbalance the effects of climate change

Peat bogs, salt marshes, mangrove forests and seagrass meadows cover only 1 percent of the Earth’s total surface but sequester more than 20 percent of all the CO2 absorbed by ecosystems worldwide. This unique property arises because plants build these… Read More