Peatlands International 2/2012


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IPS Insights

Editorial: The International Peat Congress in Stockholm was a success! 3

From the President’s Desk: A new term – options and priorities 5

IPS Award of Excellence 2012 to Professor Piotr Ilnicki 22

About the Award of Excellence 23

The IPS becoming active in China 24

IPS Membership Application Form 47

New IPS members 59

In memoriam: Leo Schipper (1949-2012) 63

Like the IPS on Facebook 63


Congress, symposia and other events

This was the International Peat Congress 2012! 8

IPC 2012 – Themes and sessions – what was discussed

and what have we learnt from each other? 10

Feedback from the Congress – did you like it, too? 20

Notes from a German peatland symposium – GEOHannover 34

Report on the German seminar “Rewetting of raised bogs –

a model of success?” 36

Managing the Western Peatlands – Irish Peat Society

Annual Meeting, Study Tour and Seminar 40

IPS Annual Assembly 2013 at ISHS-IPS GroSci in Leiden 49

Technical Meeting on an Integrated Management Plan for

Peatland Management in Southeast Asia 50

International Symposium on Wild Fire and Carbon

Management in Peat-Forest in Indonesia 54

Peat and peatland events 64


From and for the industry

English Growing Media Task Force issues its final report 26

Inefficiency banished, peat plant increases capacity –

Peltracom case history 42

Status of Peatlands and Peat in Finland today – 70 Years of

Peatland Research at the Geological Survey of Finland 48


Research reports

Humic lakes of Wigry National Park (NE Poland) –

development and expectations for the future 31

Carbon Accumulation Shows the Interplay between the

Natural Succession of Mires and Climate Change 44

Steep Increase in Oil Palm Plantations on Peat in Southeast Asia 56


Book reviews

Soundly about peatland forestry, Peatland Ecology and

Forestry – a Sound Approach 60

The Encyclopedia of Agrophysics – some aspects of

peat and peatlands 61

A quick scan of peatlands in Central and Eastern Europe 62