(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

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

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

WORRALL F. (1) ; ROWSON J.G. (1) ; EVANS M.G. (2) ; PAWSON R. (2) ; DANIELS S. (2) ; BONN A. (3) ;
(1) Dep. of Earth Sciences, Science Lab., Durham, ROYAUME-UNI
(2) Upland Environments Research Unit, School of Environment and Development, Univ., Manchester, ROYAUME-UNI
(3) Moorland Centre, Derbyshire, ROYAUME-UNI


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


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 36, no11 [pp. 1487-1498]

Bibliographic references : 57 ref.

Collation : 4 fig., 7 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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