Articles | Volume 17, issue 19
Biogeosciences, 17, 4769–4784, 2020
Biogeosciences, 17, 4769–4784, 2020

Research article 02 Oct 2020

Research article | 02 Oct 2020

Canal blocking optimization in restoration of drained peatlands

Iñaki Urzainki et al.


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (02 Jun 2020) by Alexandra Konings
AR by Lorena Grabowski on behalf of the Authors (30 Jun 2020)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (04 Jul 2020) by Alexandra Konings
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (05 Jul 2020)
RR by Alex Cobb (07 Jul 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (17 Jul 2020) by Alexandra Konings
AR by Svenja Lange on behalf of the Authors (12 Aug 2020)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (16 Aug 2020) by Alexandra Konings
Short summary
Drained peatlands (peat areas where ditches have been excavated to enhance plant production) are one of the main sources of carbon dioxide emissions globally. Blocking these ditches by building dams is a common strategy to restore the self-sustaining peat ecosystem and mitigate carbon dioxide emissions. Where should these dams be located in order to maximize the benefits? Our work tackles this question by making use of the available data, hydrological modeling and numerical optimization methods.
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