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Carbon fluxes from eroding peatlands – the carbon benefit of revegetation following wildfire

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

WORRALL, F.
Dep. of Earth Sciences, Science Lab., Durham, Royaume-Uni
ROWSON, J.G.
Dep. of Earth Sciences, Science Lab., Durham, Royaume-Uni
EVANS, M.G.
Upland Environments Research Unit, School of Environment and Development, Univ., Manchester, Royaume-Uni
PAWSON, R.
Upland Environments Research Unit, School of Environment and Development, Univ., Manchester, Royaume-Uni
DANIELS, S.
Upland Environments Research Unit, School of Environment and Development, Univ., Manchester, Royaume-Uni
BONN, A.
Moorland Centre, Derbyshire, Royaume-Uni


Description :
The AA. measured the carbon budget of 8 sites: 4 restored-revegetated sites, 2 unrestored bare soil control sites, and 2 intact vegetated controls over 2 years (2006-2008). They considered the following flux pathways: dissolved organic carbon (DOC); particulate organic carbon (POC); dissolved carbon dioxide (CO2); primary productivity; net ecosystem respiration, and methane (CH4). The study shows that unrestored, bare peat sites can have significant carbon losses. Most sites showed improved carbon budgets (decreased source and/or increased sink of carbon) after restoration; this improvement was mainly in the form of a reduction in the size of the net carbon source, but for one restored site the measured carbon budget after 4 years of restoration was greater than observed for vegetated controls. Therefore, the carbon sequestration benefit of peatland restoration is evaluated.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Earth surface processes and landforms, issn : 0197-9337, 2011, vol. 36, n°. 11, p. 1487-1498, nombre de pages : 12, Références bibliographiques : 57 ref.

Date :
2011

Editeur :
Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, Chichester, Wiley

Langue :
Anglais
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