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ReWet - Roadmap for research infrastructure 2020


The aim of ReWet infrastructure is to provide a research platform for studies on peatlands under different management practices before and after rewetting. Such a research infrastructure is critically needed to carefully assess the consequences of rewetting peatlands, especially for greenhouse gas balances and water quality, both of which are of critical importance for Danish policies on land use. Hence, this platform will contribute to the development of research-based guidelines for rewetting peatlands.

Furthermore, the combination of state-of-the art equipment and comprehensive monitoring of the different sites constituting the infrastructure will provide a strong base for groundbreaking research in the fields of biogeochemistry, microbiology, and ecosystem restoration.

ReWet provides the infrastructure at ecosystem scale to study the effect of rewetting drained agricultural and forest peatlands on greenhouse gas emissions (CO2, CH4 and N2O) and fluxes of nutrients (P and N), dissolved organic and inorganic carbon (DIC, DOC), see figure below.


Poul Erik Lærke

Senior Researcher Department of Agroecology - Climate and Water

Funding and project period

The project is funded by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science.

The project period is 1 January 2021 - 31 December 2028.