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https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-3603-2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-3603-2018
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15 Jun 2018
Research article |  | 15 Jun 2018

Persistent carbon sink at a boreal drained bog forest

Kari Minkkinen, Paavo Ojanen, Timo Penttilä, Mika Aurela, Tuomas Laurila, Juha-Pekka Tuovinen, and Annalea Lohila

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Drainage often turns peatlands into C sources. We measured C dynamics of a drained forested boreal peatland over 4 years, including one with a drought during growing season. The drained peatland ecosystem was a strong sink of C in all studied years. Also, the peat soil sequestered C. A drought period in one summer significantly decreased C sequestration through decreased gross primary production, but since the drought also decreased ecosystem respiration, the site remained a C sink.
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