Articles | Volume 17, issue 3
Research article
12 Feb 2020
Research article |  | 12 Feb 2020

Interacting effects of vegetation components and water level on methane dynamics in a boreal fen

Terhi Riutta, Aino Korrensalo, Anna M. Laine, Jukka Laine, and Eeva-Stiina Tuittila


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (29 Nov 2019) by Alexey V. Eliseev
AR by Aino Korrensalo on behalf of the Authors (01 Dec 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (04 Dec 2019) by Alexey V. Eliseev
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (25 Dec 2019)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (25 Dec 2019) by Alexey V. Eliseev
AR by Aino Korrensalo on behalf of the Authors (08 Jan 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
We studied the role of plant species groups in peatland methane fluxes under natural conditions and lowered water level. At a natural water level, sedges and mosses increased the fluxes. At a lower water level, the impact of plant groups on the fluxes was small. Only at a high water level did vegetation regulate the fluxes. The results are relevant for assessing peatland methane fluxes in a changing climate, as peatland water level and vegetation are predicted to change.
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