ISBN-10:
0471969907
ISBN-13:
9780471969907
Pub. Date:
11/15/2002
Publisher:
Wiley
Peatlands and Environmental Change / Edition 1

Peatlands and Environmental Change / Edition 1

by Dan Charman, Barry G. Warner
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Overview

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: 9780471969907
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/15/2002
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 9.78(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

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

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments.

PART I: INTRODUCTION.

Peat and Peatlands.

Peat Landforms and Structure.

PART II: PEATLAND PROCESSES.

Peatland Hydrology and Ecology.

Origins and Peat Initiation.

Peat Accumulation.

PART III: CHANGES IN PEATLANDS.

The Peatland Archive: Palaeoenvironmental Evidence.

Autogenic Change.

Allogenic Change.

Peatland -
Environment Feedbacks.

PART IV: RESOURCE MANAGEMENT.

Values, Exploitation and Human Impacts.

Conservation Management and Restoration.

References.

Index.

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