Posted on 14 October 2016
UK upland peatlands store huge amounts of carbon and provide much of the UK’s drinking water. However, many are in a degraded state, partly due to drainage and fires, both managed and natural. To revert this degradation peatland restoration encourages rewetting and diversifying areas of single species dominance of high fire risk, particularly heather and purple-moor grass, with potentially huge environmental and economic consequences.
The student will work within one of the UK’s largest ever moorland restoration project, working directly with Moors for the Future Partnership staff, and liaise with other conservation organisations, Fire Operations Groups that cover the South Pennine Moors, and policymakers.
Full details available here.