A.E.Rosenburgh, S.J.M.Caporn, R.Sen, N.Dise, N.Wright & M.Buckler
Proceedings of the 14th International Peat Congress
blanket-bog, pollution, restoration, sphagnum
Theme V. Restoration, rehabilitation and after-use of disturbed peatlands
Following centuries of industrial pollution, the southern Pennines have begun to support Sphagnum growth once again. However, legacy of this pollution may still be influencing the performance of Sphagnum in the area. By comparing growth of Sphagnum on different substrates, it is clear there are at least several chemical properties that may be limiting its growth potential.