Scientists from the University of York and their colleagues from TSU’s ?enter of Excellence Bio-Clim-Land have made an expedition to the Great Vasyugan Mire, where the stationary research station of Tomsk State University is located. The experts from Britain have been studying peatlands, which absorb greenhouse gases from the atmosphere – carbon and methane – and play an important role in cooling the planet. The study aims to find out how swamps reacted to climate change in the past, and to predict whether in the future peatlands will be able to fully perform their function as the Earth’s main refrigerator.

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