Alpine Wetlands are valuable and rare ecosystems; these permanently waterlogged substrates are home to rich and unique plant communities.
In the Pyrenees, active raised bogs have developed during thousands of years, in precipitation-rich uplands. Such ecosystems are very acid and poor in plant nutrients, and support a restricted range of specialized species, such as bog-mosses, cottongrasses, heather, and sundews. The term “active” is used because these ecosystems still support a significant area of peat-forming vegetation.
The Barcelona University Geobotanics Research Group conducts active research in Pyrenees active raised bogs, habitats that are extremely rare in Catalonia. This Research Group will carry out several conservation actions funded by Andrena in this habitat.