Australian peatlands : a brief consideration of their origin , distribution , natural values and threats

@inproceedings{Pemberton2006AustralianP,
  title={Australian peatlands : a brief consideration of their origin , distribution , natural values and threats},
  author={M Pemberton},
  year={2006}
}
Peatlands cover a very restricted area of the earth’s surface. Their total reliance on water to maintain natural processes make them highly significant terrestrial ecosystems. They are typically biologically hostile environments due to waterlogging, low pH and anaerobic conditions. The most extensive peatlands occur in the maritime and Tundra areas of the Northern Hemisphere, although tropical peats contain large volumes of peat. Peatlands in Australia are restricted and are rare due to the… CONTINUE READING

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