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Lake-side view

TResearch Autumn 2023

Lakes and wetlands are incredibly diverse and host an amazing world of animals, plants and other organisms, making them a hot spot for biodiversity. These habitats also provide additional ecosystem services, including carbon sequestration and carbon storage; flood mitigation; pollination; and water quality benefits.

The FARM ECOS project has undertaken research to support the retention of farmland habitats (including lakes and wetlands), to enhance the quality of habitats and improve ecological connectivity from the farm to landscape scale.

This photo was taken on a sunny winter morning of the lake in Teagasc Oak Park.

Photo and description by: Leona Murphy, Crop Science Technician

Teagasc project: FARM ECOS: Farming and Natural Resources: Measures for Ecological Sustainability