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Volume 18 (2016) Article 05
Revegetation dynamics after 15 years of rewetting in two extracted peatlands in Sweden.
by S.A. Kozlov, L. Lundin and N.A. Avetov
Published online: 28.02.2016
The restoration of extracted peatlands poses challenges with regard to their recolonisation by vegetation. The most significant problems are unstable water levels, destroyed propagule bank, and temperature fluctuations on bare peat surfaces. Rewetting is considered necessary for the re-establishment of peat-forming vegetation. Revegetation was investigated in a long-term field study at two rewetted extracted peatland sites in south-central Sweden, namely Västkärr (originally a lagg fen) and Porla (originally a bog). Both sites were expanses of bare peat before rewetting.
Kozlov, S.A., Lundin, L. & Avetov, N.A. (2016): Revegetation dynamics after 15 years of rewetting in two extracted peatlands in Sweden. Mires and Peat 18: Art. 05. (Online: http://www.mires-and-peat.net/pages/volumes/map18/map1805.php); 10.19189/MaP.2015.OMB.204
IMCG and IPS acknowledge the work of the reviewers.