Central boreal mire plant communities along soil nutrient potential and water content gradients

  title={Central boreal mire plant communities along soil nutrient potential and water content gradients},
  author={Paavo N{\"a}rhi and Maarit Middleton and Eija Hyv{\"o}nen and Matti Piekkari and Raimo Sutinen},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
Peatlands have traditionally been exploited in forestry and agriculture over the boreal region, yet they also provide substantial source of fuel production. The large-scale exploitation of peatlands has raised a concern about the diversity of mire plant communities. We studied composition of mire plant communities along soil nutrient potential and water content gradients, to recognize the areas with the high plant diversity. Soil electrical conductivity (ECb) was measured to characterise soil… 
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