The WETFEET Project | Nature Nation

Each week, we feature a worthy citizen science project or nature news segment from around the nation. This week’s is The WETFEET Project, which was recently featured on NewsHour Weekend.

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Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), WETFEET stands for  Warming Ecosystem Temperatures in a Florida Ecotone Experiencing Transition. Because of the placement (between land and sea), mangroves and marshes help fight climate change by trapping carbon, but remain at risk to climate change’s effects, like rising sea levels and temperatures.

According to their website, The WETFEET project is “studying how Florida coastal wetlands provide ecosystem services for human beings… We are attempting to simulate future temperatures and sea levels in order to determine how these essential and beautiful places will fare in the future.”

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