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The resilience of vegetation in floodplains

Updated Tuesday, 1st October 2013

David Gowing discusses his work looking into how natural vegetation uses water—and how it copes with flooding.

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An initial interest in gardening and growing plants led David Gowing to study botany and becoming involved with research into floodplains.

David is currently part-way through a 10 year project looking at the ways that vegetation responds to flooding and how long it takes to recover.

 

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