Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Missouri
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Missouri Project

Playa wetlands: Ecosystem function and Potential risk in a Changing Climate

June 2014 - May 2019


Participating Agencies

  • National Science Foundation - EPSCoR

Playa wetland provide The objectives of this project include: 1) quantify effects of changing climatic conditions on wetland plant production, soil chemistry greenhouse gas emissions and overall ecological tipping points within these wetlands 2) compare ecosystem response to changing climatic conditions between Northern and Southern playa soils 3) Assess impacts of increased agricultural nutrients from runoff on the playa soil properties