Janine Dzialek, Evelyn Wallor and Jutta Zeitz
Proceedings of the 14th International Peat Congress
fen-soils, grassland, land-use, vegetation
Dzialek et al 2012: HYDBOS – A Guidance Tool for Utilization and Protection of Hydromorphic Soils Under Changing Climate Con
Theme III. Agricultural use of peat and peatlands
Hydromorphic or fen soils engage are particularly vulnerable compared to changing climate conditions. The expected rotation of soil humidity accelerates mineralisation processes and cause increasing emission of greenhouse gas followed by a loss of agricultural productivity and biodiversity. Groups of plant species like vegetation forms or biotope types are successfully used as bio-indicators for site conditions and for indicating greenhouse gas fluxes or productivity. The guidance tool HYDBOS will contain information about the profitable utilization combined with the protection of fen soils under changing climate conditions.