Marsh Grass

Photo courtesy of Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
July 15, 2013
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Photo courtesy of Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center's Bert Drake holds up a cluster of Spartina patens, a marsh grass that absorbed more CO2 than his team expected. Drake's team looks into the future by filling marsh chambers with extra CO2, tracking how plants will grow over the next century.