Development of a peatland complex in boreal western Canada: lateral site expansion and local variability in vegetation succession and long-term peat accumulation

@inproceedings{Bauer2003DevelopmentOA,
  title={Development of a peatland complex in boreal western Canada: lateral site expansion and local variability in vegetation succession and long-term peat accumulation},
  author={Ilka E. Bauer and L. Dennis Gignac and Dale Hadley Vitt},
  year={2003}
}
The spatial development and vegetation history of a large boreal peatland complex in east-central Alberta was reconstructed to examine factors that control peatland development in continental regions. Peat depth throughout the site was interpolated from over 300 depth measurements, and basal radiocarbon dates were obtained from 16 cores. Peat first initiated about 7400 calibrated 14 C years BP (cal. BP), and early peat-forming communities were wet fens or marshes. Rates of expansion from these… CONTINUE READING

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