Carbon and greenhouse gases in managed peatlands
Carbon and greenhouse gases in managed peatlands
Editor(s): A. Freibauer, B. Tiemeyer, and T. Laurila
Peatlands are ecosystems in which biological, chemical and physical processes are intimately interlinked drivers of greenhouse gas fluxes. Drained peatlands are hotspots of anthropogenic greenhouse gases. Recent national and international research projects have accumulated a wealth of new observational data, improved process understanding and new tools for empirical and process-based regionalization. The special issue aims to collect papers with a focus on understanding the human impact on the peatland carbon and greenhouse gas balance. Studies include experimental manipulations, gradient studies along land-use changes and management intensity, and studies of short-term and long-term dynamics of peatland restoration.

The special issue is solicited by the collaborative project "Organic soils" supported by the Thünen Institute and the European research project GHG-Europe – "Greenhouse gas management in European land use systems" supported by the European Commission in the 7th Framework Programme (grant agreement no. 244122). The special issue is open to for all submissions within the scope of the special issue.

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24 Apr 2015
Changes of the CO2 and CH4 production potential of rewetted fens in the perspective of temporal vegetation shifts
D. Zak, H. Reuter, J. Augustin, T. Shatwell, M. Barth, J. Gelbrecht, and R. J. McInnes
Biogeosciences, 12, 2455–2468,,, 2015
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07 Apr 2015
Greenhouse gas exchange of rewetted bog peat extraction sites and a Sphagnum cultivation site in northwest Germany
C. Beyer and H. Höper
Biogeosciences, 12, 2101–2117,,, 2015
09 Jan 2015
CO2 fluxes and ecosystem dynamics at five European treeless peatlands – merging data and process oriented modeling
C. Metzger, P.-E. Jansson, A. Lohila, M. Aurela, T. Eickenscheidt, L. Belelli-Marchesini, K. J. Dinsmore, J. Drewer, J. van Huissteden, and M. Drösler
Biogeosciences, 12, 125–146,,, 2015
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01 Dec 2014
Nitrous oxide emission budgets and land-use-driven hotspots for organic soils in Europe
T. Leppelt, R. Dechow, S. Gebbert, A. Freibauer, A. Lohila, J. Augustin, M. Drösler, S. Fiedler, S. Glatzel, H. Höper, J. Järveoja, P. E. Lærke, M. Maljanen, Ü. Mander, P. Mäkiranta, K. Minkkinen, P. Ojanen, K. Regina, and M. Strömgren
Biogeosciences, 11, 6595–6612,,, 2014
17 Nov 2014
Short-term effects of biogas digestate and cattle slurry application on greenhouse gas emissions affected by N availability from grasslands on drained fen peatlands and associated organic soils
T. Eickenscheidt, A. Freibauer, J. Heinichen, J. Augustin, and M. Drösler
Biogeosciences, 11, 6187–6207,,, 2014
06 Aug 2014
Nitrogen and dissolved organic carbon (DOC) losses from an artificially drained grassland on organic soils
B. Tiemeyer and P. Kahle
Biogeosciences, 11, 4123–4137,,, 2014
02 Jul 2014
Can a bog drained for forestry be a stronger carbon sink than a natural bog forest?
J. Hommeltenberg, H. P. Schmid, M. Drösler, and P. Werle
Biogeosciences, 11, 3477–3493,,, 2014
05 Jun 2014
Nitrogen mineralization and gaseous nitrogen losses from waterlogged and drained organic soils in a black alder (Alnus glutinosa (L.) Gaertn.) forest
T. Eickenscheidt, J. Heinichen, J. Augustin, A. Freibauer, and M. Drösler
Biogeosciences, 11, 2961–2976,,, 2014
25 Apr 2014
High soil solution carbon and nitrogen concentrations in a drained Atlantic bog are reduced to natural levels by 10 years of rewetting
S. Frank, B. Tiemeyer, J. Gelbrecht, and A. Freibauer
Biogeosciences, 11, 2309–2324,,, 2014
07 Feb 2014
High CO2 fluxes from grassland on histic Gleysol along soil carbon and drainage gradients
K. Leiber-Sauheitl, R. Fuß, C. Voigt, and A. Freibauer
Biogeosciences, 11, 749–761,,, 2014
28 Jan 2014
Measurements of CO2 exchange with an automated chamber system throughout the year: challenges in measuring night-time respiration on porous peat soil
M. Koskinen, K. Minkkinen, P. Ojanen, M. Kämäräinen, T. Laurila, and A. Lohila
Biogeosciences, 11, 347–363,,, 2014
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