Direct Human Impacts on the Peatland Carbon Sink

  1. Andrew J. Baird,
  2. Lisa R. Belyea,
  3. Xavier Comas,
  4. A.S. Reeve and
  5. Lee D. Slater
  1. Jukka Laine1,
  2. Kari Minkkinen2 and
  3. Carl Trettin3

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/2008GM000808

Carbon Cycling in Northern Peatlands

Carbon Cycling in Northern Peatlands

How to Cite

Laine, J., Minkkinen, K. and Trettin, C. (2009) Direct Human Impacts on the Peatland Carbon Sink, in Carbon Cycling in Northern Peatlands (eds A. J. Baird, L. R. Belyea, X. Comas, A.S. Reeve and L. D. Slater), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/2008GM000808

Author Information

  1. 1

    Finnish Forest Research Institute Parkano, Finland

  2. 2

    Department of Forest Ecology, University of Helsinki Helsinki, Finland

  3. 3

    Center for Forested Wetlands Research, U.S. Forest Service Cordesville, South Carolina, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875904498

Online ISBN: 9781118666661

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Keywords:

  • Carbon cycle (Biogeochemistry)—Northern Hemisphere;
  • Peatlands—Environmental aspects—Northern Hemisphere;
  • Carbon sequestration—Northern Hemisphere;
  • Greenhouse gases—Northern Hemisphere

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Direct Human Influence: Land Use Change

  • Land Use Impacts on the Carbon Sink Functions

  • How to Reduce Uncertainties in Emission Estimates

  • Climatic Impacts of the Land Use Change in Peatlands

  • Summary and Perspectives