Peat Bog Ecosystems: Structure, Form, State and Condition
Lindsay, R., Birnie, Richard and Clough, Jack 2014. Peat Bog Ecosystems: Structure, Form, State and Condition. Edinburgh International Union for the Conservation of Nature.
|Authors||Lindsay, R., Birnie, Richard and Clough, Jack|
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.
This report considers the structure, form, state and condition of bogs/mires. It recommends use of the JNCC '-tope' system in describing peat areas, which encompasses vegetation, microtopography and overal site hydrology, rather than only on vegetation description.
|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||25 Nov 2014|
|Copyright holder||International Union for the Conservation of Nature|
|Copyright information||© IUCN UK Peatland Programme|
IUCN UK Committee Peatland Programme Briefing Note 2
|Series||IUCN UK Committee Peatland Programme Briefing Note|
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