Peatland (Mire Types): Based on Origin and Behavior of Water, Peat Genesis, Landscape Position, and Climate
Lindsay, R. 2016. Peatland (Mire Types): Based on Origin and Behavior of Water, Peat Genesis, Landscape Position, and Climate. in: Finlayson, C. Max, Milton, G. Randy, Prentice, R. Crawford and Davidson, Nick C. (ed.) The Wetland Book: II: Distribution, Description and Conservation Springer Netherlands.
|Editors||Finlayson, C. Max, Milton, G. Randy, Prentice, R. Crawford and Davidson, Nick C.|
Mires, or peat-forming systems, have traditionally been recognised as falling into two broad peat-forming types – minerotrophic fens fed by groundwater or collected surface water, and ombrotrophic bogs fed exclusively by direct precipitation. Different types of fen can then be distinguished based on sources of water and rates of water supply. In contrast, ombrotrophic bogs can be classified according to their morphology, position within the landscape and consequent developmental history. A few ‘mixed’ or ‘intermediate’ mire types can also be identified.
|Book title||The Wetland Book: II: Distribution, Description and Conservation|
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|Deposited||13 Jul 2017|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1007/978-94-007-6173-5_279-1|
|Web address (URL)||https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6173-5_279-1|
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