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Duration of extraction determines CO2 and CH4 emissions from an actively extracted peatland in eastern Quebec, Canada
- Final revised paper (published on 15 Feb 2023)
- Supplement to the final revised paper
- Preprint (discussion started on 01 Aug 2022)
Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor |
: Report abuse
RC1: 'Comment on bg-2022-156', Anna-Helena Purre, 21 Aug 2022
- AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Ian Strachan, 04 Oct 2022
- AC3: 'Reply on RC1', Ian Strachan, 04 Oct 2022
RC2: 'Comment on bg-2022-156', Anonymous Referee #2, 22 Aug 2022
- AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Ian Strachan, 04 Oct 2022
Peer review completion
AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (12 Oct 2022) by Nicolas Brüggemann
AR by Ian Strachan on behalf of the Authors (26 Oct 2022)  Author's response Author's tracked changes Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (06 Nov 2022) by Nicolas Brüggemann
AR by Ian Strachan on behalf of the Authors (23 Nov 2022)  Author's response Author's tracked changes Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (01 Dec 2022) by Nicolas Brüggemann
The manuscript „Years of extraction determines CO2 and CH4 emissions from an actively extracted peatland in eastern Québec, Canada“ approaches the significant topic for the scientific community and also practicioners working with peatland management issues. The manuscript is well prepared and written, generally easy to understand. The methodology and presentation of results is on sound basis. I especially like that the manuscript has not been over-complicated statistically, and the figures are also nice and supporting the undestanding of the methodology and the results. So the manuscript is in my opinion well worth reaching the wider audience of readers after some more specific comments have been approached.
-lines 47-50 please give an explanation what do you mean under the peat quality? Some economic value or quality for microorganisms or something else?
Section 1.2- for giving the audience the hunch of the significance of the topic, please also bring out the area of peat production sites (e.g. globally) or percent of peat production sites from global peatland area.
-lines 81-83- GHGs on active milled peatlands was also measured by Salm et al. (2012) (some of the sites in his study), please also consider his work in the introduction and also in the discussion.
Please also control the citations and reference, there were some missing references and some redundant references in the list. I marked those I noticed as yellow in the uploaded document.
Technical comments are given in the uploaded pdf.
Salm, J. O., Maddison, M., Tammik, S., Soosaar, K., Truu, J., & Mander, Ü. (2012). Emissions of CO2, CH4 and N2O from undisturbed, drained and mined peatlands in Estonia. Hydrobiologia, 692(1), 41-55.