Liwen Xiao, Mark Robinson, Michael Rodgers, Mark O’Connor, Connie O’Driscoll, Zaki-ul-zaman Asam
Proceedings of the 14th International Peat Congress
Theme VII. Ecology and management on forested peatlands
The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of upland blanket peat forest harvesting on flow regimes in the Burrishoole Catchment. In this study, two before-after-control-impact (MBACI) experiments were carried out in three streams. Stream flows before and after clearfelling was continuously monitored. The results indicated that forest harvesting increased water yields and base flows but had very limited impact on flood risk downstream.