The cellular basis of ecosystem engineering by Sphagnum peatmoss

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Funding

  • The Leverhulme Trust: £257,956.00

Funder Project Reference(s)

RPG-2017-440
Effective start/end date01 Sep 201823 Sep 2021

Description

Thus, the project will compare basic cellular traits in different
species of sphagnum to understand their water handling strategies.
Photophysiological phenotyping techniques will be combined with molecular
genetics and genomics to dissect the relationship between water holding
ability and resilience to environmental stresses. A deeper understanding
of the resilience and sensitivity of different sphagnum species should assist
both with better management practices and restoration strategies to
conserve and sustainably exploit these valuable habitats.