(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2002)

Document title

Mires of Finland : regional and local controls of vegetation, landforms, and long-term dynamics

published at : Finland - Nature, Society, and Regions. Special issue, with CD-ROM

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The A. examines the geographical patterns of the Finnish mires and the role of regional and local factors that lead to their spatial differentiation. Finland can be divided into 3 roughly latitudinal mire zones (from south to north) : the raised bog zone, the aapa mire zone, and the palsa mire zone. Research on Finnish peat deposits has also shown that not all peat-stratigraphical changes are caused by past climate variations. They can also be due to the natural growth dynamics of the mires, such as the long-tern development towards drier conditions on the surface of the raised bogs, and the local changes in water table resulting from growth of hummocks and hollows


Thematical fascicle

published at : Fennia / ISSN 0015-0010

Editor : Societas Geographica Fenniae, Helsinki - FINLANDE (1889- 2009)

Millesime : 2002, vol. 180, no 1-2 [pp. 43-60]

Bibliographic references : 78 ref.




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