How Does Tree Density Affect Water Loss of Peatlands? A Mesocosm Experiment

@inproceedings{Limpens2014HowDT,
  title={How Does Tree Density Affect Water Loss of Peatlands? A Mesocosm Experiment},
  author={Juul Limpens and Milena Holmgren and Cor M. J. Jacobs and Sjoerd E. A. T. M. Van der Zee and Edgar Karofeld and Frank Berendse},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2014}
}
Raised bogs have accumulated more atmospheric carbon than any other terrestrial ecosystem on Earth. Climate-induced expansion of trees and shrubs may turn these ecosystems from net carbon sinks into sources when associated with reduced water tables. Increasing water loss through tree evapotranspiration could potentially deepen water tables, thus stimulating peat decomposition and carbon release. Bridging the gap between modelling and field studies, we conducted a three-year mesocosm experiment… CONTINUE READING
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