Peat and Whiskey

Peat and Whiskey

Despite covering only 3% of the Earth’s surface, boreal and subarctic peatlands contain between 270 – 320 Tg of carbon, or about 34-46% of the carbon currently present in atmosphere – dominantly as CO2 (IPCC, 2007). Many of these peatlands began their lives after the last glacial maximum, following the retreat of glaciers from the […]

From Sink to Source: Peatland Community Structure and Its Influence on Drought Response in Peatland CO2 Exchange

From Sink to Source: Peatland Community Structure and Its Influence on Drought Response in Peatland CO2 Exchange

Peatlands contain vast stores of organic carbon; however, these stores are sensitive to changes in temperature and moisture. Periods of drought can cause peatlands to temporarily act as sources of carbon rather than carbon sinks. As rising temperatures and the potential for more intense droughts in many areas are predicted under climate change projections, we […]

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