Old data, new problems

SWS Research Brief



Old data are a gold standard in climate change research, and much more use should be made of these data sets to document changes in wetlands in recent decades. Key data sets for the study of climate or land use change effects on wetlands may include historical field studies. Old data sets such as those from Iowa State University in the 1980s have immense value for assessing long term vegetation change over time. These data sets include classic studies of biomass production, decomposition, vegetation composition, water level tolerances, and seed bank structure.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Old data, new problems
Series title SWS Research Brief
Volume 2010-0002
Year Published 2010
Language English
Publisher Society of Wetland Scientists
Publisher location Madison, WI
Contributing office(s) National Wetlands Research Center
Description 4 p.
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Country United States
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