Peat Bog Ecosystems: Peat Bogs, Climate and Climate Change
Lindsay, R., Birnie, Richard and Clough, Jack 2014. Peat Bog Ecosystems: Peat Bogs, Climate and Climate Change. Edinburgh International Union for the Conservation of Nature.
|Authors||Lindsay, R., Birnie, Richard and Clough, Jack|
Peat bogs rely on direct atmospheric inputs for their water supply, but such inputs include the 'occult' moisture of fog, mist and dew as well as the more obvious rain and snow. Climate models do not yet take such occult inputs into account. They are also based on the current distribution of peat bog systems rather than the historic distribution of such systems which suggest that peat bogs grew as far south as the south coast of England until the 18th Century. Furthermore these models do not make allowance for the biotic response of the acrotelm to changes in climate conditions.
This briefing note is part of a series aimed at policy makers, practitioners and academics to help explain the ecological processes that underpin peatland function. Understanding the ecology of peatlands is essential when investigating the impacts of human activity on peatlands, interpreting research findings and planning the recovery of damaged peatlands.
|Publisher||International Union for the Conservation of Nature|
|Place of publication||Edinburgh|
|Web address (URL)||http://www.iucn-uk-peatlandprogramme.org/resources/iucn-briefing-notes-peatlands?destination=node%2F277|
|Funder||International Union for the Conservation of Nature|
|Scottish Natural Heritage|
|Natural Resources Wales|
|Peter de Haan Charitable Trust|
|05 Nov 2014|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||08 Dec 2014|
|Copyright holder||International Union for the Conservation of Nature|
|Copyright information||© IUCN UK Peatland Programme|
IUCN UK Committee Peatland Programme Briefing Note 10
|Series||IUCN UK Committee Peatland Programme Briefing Note|
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