Articles | Volume 12, issue 8
Biogeosciences, 12, 2455–2468, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-2455-2015

Special issue: Carbon and greenhouse gases in managed peatlands

Biogeosciences, 12, 2455–2468, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-2455-2015

Research article 24 Apr 2015

Research article | 24 Apr 2015

Changes of the CO2 and CH4 production potential of rewetted fens in the perspective of temporal vegetation shifts

D. Zak et al.

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In this paper, the CO2 and CH4 production due to the subaqueous decomposition of the five most abundant plant species, which are considered to be representative of different rewetting stages, will be presented. Beside continuous gas flux measurements, bulk chemical analyses of plant tissue were performed to gain insights into changing litter characteristics. With respect to temporal vegetation shifts in rewetted fens, the results provide new insights into the climate effect of these ecosystems.
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