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Peatlands and Environmental Change. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2175214
  • Book
  • March 2002
  • 312 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Due to an awareness of peatlands as a diminishing resource,peatland conservation and rehabilitation has become an importantstudy area. Peatlands and Environmental Change offers a newapproach by considering peatlands as a whole ecosystem, and therebyprovides a better understanding of the importance and theconsequences of the functioning of peatlands.

Contents include:

Peat and peatlands

Peat landforms and structure

Peatland hydrology and ecology

Origins and pest initiation

Peat accumulation

The peatland archive: palaeoenvironmental evidence

Autogenic change

Allogenic change

Peatland - environmental feedbacks

Values, exploitation and human impacts

Conservation management and restoration
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Preface and Acknowledgments.

PART I: INTRODUCTION.

Peat and Peatlands.

Peat Landforms and Structure.

PART II: PEATLAND PROCESSES.

Peatland Hydrology and Ecology.

Origins and Peat Initiation.

Peat Accumulation.

PART III: CHANGES IN PEATLANDS.

The Peatland Archive: Palaeoenvironmental Evidence.

Autogenic Change.

Allogenic Change.

Peatland -
Environment Feedbacks.

PART IV: RESOURCE MANAGEMENT.

Values, Exploitation and Human Impacts.

Conservation Management and Restoration.

References.

Index.
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Dan Charman University of Plymouth, UK.
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