Ecological Restoration of Lagg-Swamp Species on Cutover Peatlands

Authors:
√Čtienne Paradis, Line Rochefort

Book:
Proceedings of the 14th International Peat Congress

Venue:
Stockholm

Keywords:
biological-interactions, carex-trisperma, dicranum-polysetum, nemopanthus-mucronatus, sphagnum-fallax

Documentfile:
Paradis, Rochefort 2012: Ecological Restoration of Lagg-Swamp Species on Cutover Peatlands

Summary:

Theme V. Restoration, rehabilitation and after-use of disturbed peatlands

SUMMARY

A relatively more recent challenge in restoration of cutover peatlands is the restoration of the lagg-swamp. That is, the minerotrophic band surrounding the dome in natural raised bogs. In our study, we follow three objectives: 1) to characterize the effects of shade on the regeneration of two typical moss species of natural lagg-swamps when reintroduced in cutover peatlands; 2) to characterize the effects of shade and presence of a moss carpet on the germination of one sedge species and one shrub species; 3) to characterize the effects of shade, presence of a moss carpet and fertilization on the growth and survival of shrub seedlings.