Factors Impacting Restoration Success in Wetlands

Ecological restoration is increasingly used as a tool to limit the ongoing loss of wetlands and protect their diversity and functions, but projects sometimes fail to meet targets. Studying complete restorations can identify landscape factors modulating their success to improve future planning and design. This project uses archives of satellite images to examine the response of wetlands to restoration interventions and identify the local and regional factors that impact wetland recovery throughout the Great Lakes. It seeks to develop different methodological approaches to rapidly detect changes in the composition, coverage, and productivity of wetland plant communities. (Taddeo)