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Introduction to ecosystems
Introduction to ecosystems

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4.2 Managing habitats in Wicken Fen

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Figure 6 Cutting the sedge on the fen, part of the management programme.

The diversity of life in Wicken Fen is influenced by the way in which humans use the habitats that make up the ecosystem, as Professor Gowing explains. It is possible to determine the best management programme, by setting up an experiment.

Whilst watching the video, consider the following:

  • Why does Wicken Fen have to be managed?
  • What were the key features of the experiment that was set up at Wicken Fen in the 1920s?
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