By R.K. Wieder, D.H. Vitt
This can be the 1st actually ecosystem-oriented booklet on peatlands. It adopts an ecosystems method of realizing the world's boreal peatlands. the focal point is on biogeochemical styles and methods, construction, decomposition, and peat accumulation, and it offers more information on animal and fungal range. A routine subject matter is the legacy of boreal peatlands as remarkable accumulators of carbon as peat over millennia.
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All these factors can have a significant effect on the inception, expansion, and vegetation succession in peatlands. Discrimination between individual factors is often very difficult. , hummocks and hollows of raised bogs, strings and flarks of aapa mires, peat plateaus and thermokarst ponds), and each site can have its own specific developmental history. Therefore, large numbers of peatlands (if possible, each with numerous coring sites) are needed to study regional patterns in peatland development.
Kremenetski et al. (2003) also indicated a scarcity of peatland initiation to the south of latitude approximately 58° N in western Siberia due to warm and dry conditions during this period. Exceptions are foothill areas of the southern Canadian Rockies and the central Asian mountains where, owing to higher orographic precipitation, peatlands may have much older basal dates (Kubiw et al. 1989; P’yavchenko 1985). In contrast, the inception of southern boreal peatlands in the more oceanic areas of Finland and Quebec was never limited by precipitation.