Restoration of Degraded Boreal Peatlands

Rochefort, L. and E. Lode

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This chapter will mostly discuss the restoration of Sphagnum-dominated peatlands (bogs) that have been affected by peat mining (Chap. 16), but the overall approach can easily be adapted to the restoration of ombrotrophic peatlands that have been damaged by agriculture, fires, or certain types of erosion. The restoration of peatlands after forestry practices and drainage is discussed in depth by Laine et al. (Chap. 15). For the particular case of peatlands with serious erosion problems, the report on blanket mire degradation (Tallis et al. 1997) should be consulted.

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Ecological Studies