Anna Keightley, Simon Caporn, Chris Field, James Rowson, Neal Wright
Abstracts IPS Jubilee 2018
carbon, ghg, lowland, micropropagation, peatland, peatland-restoration, restoration, sphagnum
Peatlands are a priority habitat for conservation in the UK, and an important carbon store. However, due to drainage for agriculture, urbanisation and more recently, peat-extraction on a large scale, more than 80% of remaining peatlands are damaged, and even protected peatlands are impacted, with the
majority not in a favourable condition. Repair of UK peatlands is essential to promote recovery of associated vulnerable and marginalised flora and fauna, and as a tool to help combat climate change in the UK’s ambitious carbon emissions reduction targets.
The site for this study is Cadishead Moss, an 8 ha…