Group 6 Copy 39
0
    Please wait...

    About This Project

    Collapse of the marsh ecosystems of southern Iraq after 1991 forced hundreds of thousands of people into urban slums, and led to contamination of the remaining water supply. We will establish three test beds to see whether brackish water returned from oil drilling and refining can be used to construct new salt marshes. These will filter water, provide forage for livestock, create habitat for fish nurseries, and give new economic opportunities.
    Blast off!

    Browse Other Projects on Experiment

    Related Projects

    Geissorhiza: an evolutionary case study in the Cape Floristic Region

    The Cape Floristic Region (CFR) in South Africa is one of the most plant biodiverse places on earth with over...

    If the endangered basking shark is a water-column explorer, what is the real status of its population?

    Marine predators are an important part of our ocean's ecosystems. However, overfishing has reduced predator...

    i-cows: can intimidating eye patterns painted onto cows reduce lion attacks?

    A major reason that lions are in decline is that many are killed every day in retaliation for eating livestock...

    Backer Badge Funded

    An ecology project funded by 43 people