Articles | Volume 16, issue 3
Biogeosciences, 16, 713–731, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-713-2019
Biogeosciences, 16, 713–731, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-713-2019

Research article 06 Feb 2019

Research article | 06 Feb 2019

Carbon balance of a restored and cutover raised bog: implications for restoration and comparison to global trends

Michael M. Swenson et al.

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Abbeyleix Bog in the Irish Midlands contains areas that were historically harvested for peat and then abandoned as well as areas that were never harvested. This study measured the carbon balance for both harvested locations and unharvested locations at Abbeyleix Bog. Measurements were conducted in the field over 2 years. This was carried out to understand how the historic harvesting and later abandonment of peat affect greenhouse gas emissions.
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