Kerstin Albrecht, Stephan Glatzel
Proceedings of the 14th International Peat Congress
carbon-dioxide, greenhouse-gas-balance, methane, renewable-resources
Albrecht, Glatzel 2012: Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Sphagnum Farming?
Theme V. Restoration, rehabilitation and after-use of disturbed peatlands
By measuring greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from a Sphagnum farming field in Lower Saxony, Germany we attempt to confirm that Sphagnum farming peatlands may act as a GHG sink. Furthermore we conducted laboratory experiments regarding the decomposition of transplanted sphagna. Field results show a high future potential for reducing GHG emission compared to extensively used peatlands. Laboratory experiments with regard to GHG emissions of the two transplanted Sphagnum species S. palustre and S. papillosum will provide more detailed information about GHG production and consumption by this species.