Articles | Volume 16, issue 17
Research article
12 Sep 2019
Research article |  | 12 Sep 2019

Cushion bogs are stronger carbon dioxide net sinks than moss-dominated bogs as revealed by eddy covariance measurements on Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

David Holl, Verónica Pancotto, Adrian Heger, Sergio Jose Camargo, and Lars Kutzbach

Data sets

AmeriFlux AR-TF1 Rio Moat bog L. Kutzbach

AmeriFlux AR-TF2 Rio Pipo bog L. Kutzbach

Short summary
We present 2 years of eddy covariance carbon dioxide flux data from two Southern Hemisphere peatlands on Tierra del Fuego. One of the investigated sites is a type of bog exclusive to the Southern Hemisphere, which is dominated by vascular, cushion-forming plants and is particularly understudied. One result of this study is that these cushion bogs apparently are highly productive in comparison to Northern and Southern Hemisphere moss-dominated bogs.
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