The Science of Sustainability

Wetlands Time Machine

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Over 100,000 acres of wetlands are being restored in the Bay Area, but how do we know what to restore them to? QUEST discovers how historical ecologists are recreating San Francisco Bay wetlands that existed decades ago.

You may view the "Wetlands Time Machine" TV Story online, as well as find additional links and resources from the story.

Josh Rosen is Series Producer for QUEST on KQED Television.

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Josh Rosen

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Josh Rosen was the TV Series Producer for QUEST from 2007-2009. He is a senior writer and producer specializing in documentary series and factual programming. Over the last decade he's produced a wide range of non-fiction hours, covering everything from Antarctic expeditions to Civil War history. With a background in feature film, Josh spent four years working with legendary German filmmaker Werner Herzog on multiple documentaries, including the Emmy-nominated "Little Dieter Needs to Fly," "Wings of Hope," and "Klaus Kinski: My Best Fiend." His more recent projects are currently airing on the Discovery Channel, the National Geographic Channel, the History Channel, and worldwide through Granada Media and RDF Television.
  • Matthew Booker

    This is an excellent example of how historical ecology can work. Robin Grossinger's comment that "ecosystems do not run backward" is just right: We cannot recreate the past, but we can benefit from the possibilities it provides for the future. Well done!