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The H2Ohio Wetland Monitoring Program

The H2Ohio Wetland Monitoring Program will assess the impacts that wetland restoration can have on removal of phosphorus and nitrogen, key nutrients that fuel eutrophication and harmful algal blooms, across Ohio. The ODNR-implemented wetland projects that are part of the H2Ohio Initiative represent a wide range of wetland types, construction approaches, and complexity. To improve wetland restoration design and management into the future, it’s necessary to understand the processes happening within wetlands. This comprehensive approach to determining not only whether a wetland is effective, but also how the wetland systems work and how to better design and manage wetlands for nutrient removal, is led by scientists from throughout Ohio with expertise in wetland ecology, nutrient biogeochemistry, hydrology, plant sampling and identification, soil science, data synthesis and analysis

Published: Oct 6, 2021
Last Modified: Oct 6, 2021
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Contributors

 Christina  Dierkes

Christina Dierkes

Outreach Specialist, Ohio Sea Grant College Program

 Jill  Jentes Banicki

Jill Jentes Banicki

Assistant Director, Communications, Ohio Sea Grant College Program

 Lauren  Kinsman-Costello

Lauren Kinsman-Costello , PhD

Assistant Professor, Kent State Department of Biological Sciences

Description

The H2Ohio Wetland Monitoring Program will assess the impacts that wetland restoration can have on removal of phosphorus and nitrogen, key nutrients that fuel eutrophication and harmful algal blooms, across Ohio. The ODNR-implemented wetland projects that are part of the H2Ohio Initiative represent a wide range of wetland types, construction approaches, and complexity.

To improve wetland restoration design and management into the future, it’s necessary to understand the processes happening within wetlands. This comprehensive approach to determining not only whether a wetland is effective, but also how the wetland systems work and how to better design and manage wetlands for nutrient removal, is led by scientists from throughout Ohio with expertise in wetland ecology, nutrient biogeochemistry, hydrology, plant sampling and identification, soil science, data synthesis and analysis.