The Biology of Peatlands 2nd Edition

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The Biology of Peatlands 2nd Edition Author: Format: Paperback First Published: Published By: Oxford University Press
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This new edition is fully revised with the latest advances in areas such as microbial processes and relations between biological processes and hydrology.
Includes a new chapter on the role and response of peatlands to global and regional climate change.
Biology of Habitats Series. 343pp, b&w and colour photos. An overview of peatland ecosystems, giving international coverage, but with the focus on north temperate peatlands. Includes a chapter on the moss genus Sphagnum, and concludes with a consideration of peatland management, conservation and restoration. Paperback

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Contains a wealth of information on all aspects of peatlands...both peatland practitioners and students will find this book to be a useful addition to their library. Arn Tolsma, Austral Ecology This is certainly the best currently available book on peatland ecosystems British Ecological Society Bulletin

Author Biography

Hakan Rydin is a Professor in Plant Ecology at Uppsala University, where he teaches ecology courses. His research focusses on the ecology of peatlands and the biology of bryophytes, both in peatlands and in other ecosystems. Over the years he has used peatlands to discuss ecological topics such as plant community structure, succession, and vegetation dynamics. His studies on the peat mosses (Sphagnum) cover ecophysiology, competition, niche relations, and dispersal. In more applied projects, he has dealt with the effects of nitrogen deposition and increased levels of carbon dioxide on mire ecosystems across Europe, and also worked with experiments on the restoration of drained peatlands. John Jeglum is a retired Professor in Forest Peatland Science at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Umea, where he taught wetland ecology and peatland forestry. His research deals with forest and peatland succession, and GIS analysis of peatland distribution in relation to state factors. Previously, he was a Research Scientist with the Canadian Forest Service in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. His projects included wetland and forest ecosystem classification, multivariate analysis of ecological data, natural regeneration of black spruce (Picea mariana) by strip clearcutting, forest drainage, and best forestry practices. He has studied peatlands in Canada (Saskatchewan, Ontario, Hudson-James Bay Lowlands), Sweden, Finland, and Ireland.