Widespread drying of European peatlands in recent centuries

@article{Swindles2019WidespreadDO,
  title={Widespread drying of European peatlands in recent centuries},
  author={G. Swindles and P. Morris and D. Mullan and R. Payne and T. Roland and M. Amesbury and M. Lamentowicz and T. Turner and A. Gallego-Sala and Thomas Sim and I. Barr and M. Blaauw and A. Blundell and F. Chambers and D. Charman and A. Feurdean and J. Galloway and M. Gałka and S. Green and Katarzyna Kajukało and E. Karofeld and A. Korhola and Łukasz Lamentowicz and P. Langdon and K. Marcisz and D. Mauquoy and Y. Mazei and M. Mckeown and E. Mitchell and E. Novenko and G. Plunkett and H. Roe and K. Schoning and {\"U}. Sillasoo and A. Tsyganov and Marjolein van der Linden and M. V{\"a}liranta and B. Warner},
  journal={Nature Geoscience},
  year={2019},
  pages={1-7}
}
Climate warming and human impacts are thought to be causing peatlands to dry, potentially converting them from sinks to sources of carbon. However, it is unclear whether the hydrological status of peatlands has moved beyond their natural envelope. Here we show that European peatlands have undergone substantial, widespread drying during the last ~300 years. We analyse testate amoeba-derived hydrological reconstructions from 31 peatlands across Britain, Ireland, Scandinavia and Continental Europe… Expand
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