Sensitivity of Northern Peatland Carbon Dynamics to Holocene Climate Change

  1. Andrew J. Baird,
  2. Lisa R. Belyea,
  3. Xavier Comas,
  4. A.S. Reeve and
  5. Lee D. Slater
  1. Zicheng Yu1,
  2. David W. Beilman3 and
  3. Miriam C. Jones1

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/2008GM000822

Carbon Cycling in Northern Peatlands

Carbon Cycling in Northern Peatlands

How to Cite

Yu, Z., Beilman, D. W. and Jones, M. C. (2009) Sensitivity of Northern Peatland Carbon Dynamics to Holocene Climate Change, 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: 10.1029/2008GM000822

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lehigh University Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA

  2. 3

    Department of Geography, University of Hawai'i at Manoa Honolulu, Hawaii, 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

  • Climate Controls Over Distribution, Initiation, and Expansion of Northern Peatlands

  • Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Carbon Accumulation During the Holocene

  • Conceptual Model of Long-Term Carbon Accumulation in Northern Peatlands

  • Peatland Response to Climate Change and Implications for the Global Carbon Cycle

  • Concluding Remarks: Outstanding Issues and Future Directions