Valpola, Samu E.
Proceedings of the 14th International Peat Congress
lake-sediment, palaeolimnology, peat-production, sedimentation-rate
Valpola 2012: Lake Sediment Research in the Estimation of The Environmental Impact of Peat Production – Dramatic Changes in Sedi
Theme II. Peat for horticulture, energy and other uses
The environmental loading of peat production is nowadays widely discussed in Finland. In particular the impact on sedimentation rates in lakes and rivers has been given a lot of coverage in the media, and the lack of scientific information is evident. Palaeolimnological research has a long tradition in Finland, and suitable methods for studies needed in single loading cases are commonly used. The results obtained from well planned lake sedimentation research projects can provide critical information for the peat industry and environmental authorities.