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Carbon dioxide and methane fluxes on a degraded lowland raised bog undergoing restoration with micro-propagated Sphagnum material

Keightley A.T. Caporn S.J.M. Field C. Rowson J.G. and Wright N.


Intact, functioning peatlands are believed to sequester more atmospheric carbon per hectare than other habitats, so playing a vital role in combating anthropogenic climate change. However, all over the world peatlands have been damaged by human activities with consequences for their carbon balance. Peatlands drained for peat extraction emit large amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the newly-exposed aerobic peat. When these same peatlands undergo restoration and re-wetting other researchers f...

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