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Title Boreal peatland ecosystems / R.K. Wieder, D.H. Vitt (eds.)
Published Berlin ; New York : Springer, 2006


Description 1 online resource (xx, 435 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Series Ecological studies, 0070-8356 ; vol. 188
Ecological studies ; v. 188.
Contents Peatlands and the Boreal Forest -- Functional Characteristics and Indicators of Boreal Peatlands -- The Postglacial Development of Boreal Peatlands -- The Role of Sphagnum in Peatland Development and Persistence -- Peatland Fauna -- The Role of Fungi in Boreal Peatlands -- Decomposition in Boreal Peatlands -- Primary Production in Boreal Peatlands -- Carbon in Boreal Peatlands -- The Nitrogen Cycle in Boreal Peatlands -- Phosphorus in Boreal Peatlands -- Sulfur Cycling in Boreal Peatlands: From Acid Rain to Global Climate Change -- The Hydrology of Boreal Peatlands. Modeling Ecosystem Processes and Peat Accumulation in Boreal Peatlands -- Forestry and BorealPeatlands -- Disturbance in Boreal Peatlands -- Restoration of Degraded Peatlands -- Boreal Peatland Ecosystems: Our Carbon Heritage
Summary This volume adopts an ecosystems approach to understanding the world's boreal peatlands. It focuses on biogeochemical patterns and processes, production, decomposition, and peat accumulation, and provides additional information on animal and fungal diversity. A recurring theme is the legacy of boreal peatlands as impressive accumulators of carbon as peat over millennia. This carbon legacy is under threat from a wide diversity of disturbances, including wildfire, ongoing climate change, the changing chemistry of atmospheric deposition, and continuing resource exploitation. The volume is of interest to peatland researchers and resource managers, as well as to graduate students in ecosystem science
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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In Springer e-books
Subject Taiga ecology.
Peatland ecology.
Ecology -- Arctic regions
Ecology -- Polar regions
Peatlands -- Arctic regions
Peatlands -- Polar regions
Bog ecology.
Peat bog ecology.
NATURE -- Plants -- Trees.
NATURE -- Ecosystems & Habitats -- Forests & Rainforests.
Ecology -- Arctic regions.
Ecology -- Polar regions.
Peatlands -- Arctic regions.
Peatlands -- Polar regions.
Écologie des taïgas.
Écologie des tourbières.
Écologie -- Arctique.
Écologie -- Régions polaires.
Tourbières -- Arctique.
Tourbières -- Régions polaires.
Taiga ecology.
Peatland ecology.
Sciences de la vie.
Peatland ecology.
Taiga ecology.
Arctic Regions.
Polar regions.
Boreale Region
Form Electronic book
Author Wieder, R. Kelman
Vitt, Dale H. (Dale Hadley), 1944-
ISBN 9783540319139