Ecosystem Respiration in a Cool Temperate Bog Depends on Peat Temperature But Not Water Table

  title={Ecosystem Respiration in a Cool Temperate Bog Depends on Peat Temperature But Not Water Table},
  author={Peter M. Lafleur and Tim R. Moore and Nigel T. Roulet and Steve Frolking},
Ecosystem respiration (ER) is an important but poorly understood part of the carbon (C) budget of peatlands and is controlled primarily by the thermal and hydrologic regimes. To establish the relative importance of these two controls for a large ombrotrophic bog near Ottawa, Canada, we analyzed ER from measurements of nighttime net ecosystem exchange of carbon dioxide (CO2) determined by eddy covariance technique. Measurements were made from May to October over five years, 1998 to 2002… CONTINUE READING
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