Articles | Volume 19, issue 5
Research article
04 Mar 2022
Research article |  | 04 Mar 2022

Effects of peatland management on aquatic carbon concentrations and fluxes

Amy E. Pickard, Marcella Branagan, Mike F. Billett, Roxane Andersen, and Kerry J. Dinsmore


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • CC1: 'Comment on bg-2021-65', Andreas Heinemeyer, 11 May 2021
  • CC2: 'Comment on bg-2021-65', Andreas Heinemeyer, 11 May 2021
  • RC1: 'Comment on bg-2021-65', Anonymous Referee #1, 23 Jun 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on bg-2021-65', Anonymous Referee #2, 28 Jun 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (06 Sep 2021) by Edzo Veldkamp
AR by Amy Pickard on behalf of the Authors (05 Nov 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (10 Nov 2021) by Edzo Veldkamp
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (29 Nov 2021)
ED: Publish as is (20 Jan 2022) by Edzo Veldkamp
Short summary
Peatlands have been subject to a range of land management regimes over the past century. This has affected the amount of carbon that drains into surrounding streams and rivers. In our study, we measured carbon concentrations in streams draining from drained, non-drained, and restored areas of the Flow Country blanket bog in N Scotland. We found that drained peatland had higher concentrations and fluxes of carbon relative to non-drained areas. Restored peatland areas were highly variable.
Final-revised paper