Anuliina Putkinen, Heli Juottonena, Eeva-Stiina Tuittila. Krista Peltoniemi, Anne Tolvanen, Tero Tuomivirta, Kim Yrjälä and Hannu Fritze
Proceedings of the 14th International Peat Congress
methane-turnover, microbial-communities, peatland-restoration
Theme X. Peatland carbon budgets and greenhouse gas (GHG) fluxes
Restoration of forestry-drained peatlands has been studied relatively widely using traditional physicochemical methods and vegetation follow-up. Restoration affects especially the carbon cycle, which is, above all, a microbiological process. Still, these key organisms and their response to restoration are poorly characterized. We studied the microbiological impacts of restoration on young forestry-drained fens. Our main focus was on the methane cycle.