Contrasting vulnerability of drained tropical and high-latitude peatlands to fluvial loss of stored carbon

@inproceedings{Evans2014ContrastingVO,
  title={Contrasting vulnerability of drained tropical and high-latitude peatlands to fluvial loss of stored carbon},
  author={Chris Evans and S E Page and Tim F Jones and SamMoore and Vincent Gauci and Raija Laiho and Tim E. H. Allott and Michael F. Billett and Ed Tipping and Chris Freeman and Mark H. Garnett},
  year={2014}
}
Carbon sequestration and storage in peatlands rely on consistently highwater tables. Anthropogenic pressures including drainage, burning, land conversion for agriculture, timber, and biofuel production, cause loss of peat-forming vegetation and exposure of previously anaerobic peat to aerobic decomposition. This can shift peatlands from net CO2 sinks to large CO2 sources, releasing carbon held for millennia. Peatlands also export significant quantities of carbon via fluvial pathways, mainly as… CONTINUE READING
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