Plant Litter Decomposition and Nutrient Release in Peatlands

  1. Andrew J. Baird,
  2. Lisa R. Belyea,
  3. Xavier Comas,
  4. A.S. Reeve and
  5. Lee D. Slater
  1. Luca Bragazza1,
  2. Alexandre Buttler4,
  3. Andy Siegenthaler2 and
  4. Edward A. D. Mitchell6

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/2008GM000815

Carbon Cycling in Northern Peatlands

Carbon Cycling in Northern Peatlands

How to Cite

Bragazza, L., Buttler, A., Siegenthaler, A. and Mitchell, E. A. D. (2009) Plant Litter Decomposition and Nutrient Release in Peatlands, 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: 10.1029/2008GM000815

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Biology and Evolution, University of Ferrara Ferrara, Italy

  2. 2

    Laboratory of Ecological Systems, école Polytechnique Fédérale De LaUSAnne LaUSAnne, Switzerland

  3. 4

    Laboratoire De Chrono-Environnement, Umr Cnrs 6249, Université De Franche-Comté Besançon, France

  4. 6

    Institute of Biology, University of Neuchâtel Neuchâtel, Switzerland

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

  • Mass Loss

  • Nutrient Release

  • Conclusions