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Peatlands and Environmental Change / Edition 1

Peatlands and Environmental Change / Edition 1

by Dan Charman
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Due to an awareness of peatlands as a diminishing resource,peatland conservation and rehabilitation has become an importantstudy area. Peatlands and Environmental Change offers a newapproach by considering peatlands as a whole ecosystem, and therebyprovides a better understanding of the importance and theconsequences of the functioning of peatlands.

Contents include:

* Peat and peatlands
* Peat landforms and structure
* Peatland hydrology and ecology
* Origins and pest initiation
* Peat accumulation
* The peatland archive: palaeoenvironmental evidence
* Autogenic change
* Allogenic change
* Peatland - environmental feedbacks
* Values, exploitation and human impacts
* Conservation management and restoration

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470844106
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/27/2002
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 7.52(w) x 9.74(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Dan Charman is the author of Peatlands and Environmental Change, published by Wiley.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction

Peat and Peatlands

Peat Landforms and Structure

Part 2 Peatland Processes

Peatland Hydrology and Ecology

Origins and Peat Initiation

Peat Accumulation

Part 3 Changes in Peatlands

The Peatland Archive: Palaeoenvironmental Evidence

Autogenic Change

Allogenic Change

Peatland -
Environment Feedbacks

Part 4 Resource Management

Values, Exploitation and Human Impacts

Conservation Management and Restoration



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