Sensitivity of CO2 Exchange of Fen Ecosystem Components to Water Level Variation

  title={Sensitivity of CO2 Exchange of Fen Ecosystem Components to Water Level Variation},
  author={Terhi Riutta and Jukka O Laine and E Tuittila},
Climate change is predicted to bring about a water level (WL) draw-down in boreal peatlands. This study aimed to assess the effect of WL on the carbon dioxide (CO2) dynamics of a boreal oligotrophic fen ecosystem and its components; Sphagnum mosses, sedges, dwarf shrubs and the underlying peat. We measured CO2 exchange with closed chambers during four growing seasons in a study site that comprised different vegetation treatments. WL gradient in the site was broadened by surrounding half of the… CONTINUE READING
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