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Peatlands and Environmental Change - Dan Charman

Peatlands and Environmental Change

Paperback Published: 29th April 2002
ISBN: 9780470844106
Number Of Pages: 312

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Due to an awareness of peatlands as a diminishing resource, peatland conservation and rehabilitation has become an important study area. Peatlands and Environmental Change offers a new approach by considering peatlands as a whole ecosystem, and thereby provides a better understanding of the importance and the consequences of the functioning of peatlands. <br> <br> Contents include: <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> * Peat and peatlands <br> * Peat landforms and structure <br> * Peatland hydrology and ecology <br> * Origins and pest initiation <br> * Peat accumulation <br> * The peatland archive: palaeoenvironmental evidence <br> * Autogenic change <br> * Allogenic change <br> * Peatland - environmental feedbacks <br> * Values, exploitation and human impacts <br> * Conservation management and restoration

"...an ideal introduction to peatlands..." (Journal of Soils & Sediments, Vol.2, No.3, 2002)

"...a welcome and timely addition..." (Land Degradation and Development, November/December 2002)

"...a comprehensive summary of peatland science...it will broaden specialists' and students' knowledge..." (International Journal of Environment Studies, Vol.60, No.2, 2003)

"?certainly a book that should be on the shelves of all peatland researchers?" (Environmental Conservation, Vol.30, No.1, 2003)

?.?Overall, this is an outstanding book.  Peatlands and Environmental Change is very highly recommended both for personal and library use, and should be on a range of reading lists?.?   (The Holocene, July 2003)

 ..."All in all this is a very good and well produced book .... and will become a widely cited reference text ..." (Earth Surface Processes & Landforms, Spetember 2003)

Part 1 Introduction

Peat and Peatlands

Peat Landforms and Structure

Part 2 Peatland Processes

Peatland Hydrology and Ecology

Origins and Peat Initiation

Peat Accumulation

Part 3 Changes in Peatlands

The Peatland Archive: Palaeoenvironmental Evidence

Autogenic Change

Allogenic Change

Peatland -
Environment Feedbacks

Part 4 Resource Management

Values, Exploitation and Human Impacts

Conservation Management and Restoration



ISBN: 9780470844106
ISBN-10: 0470844108
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 29th April 2002
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.36 x 19.17  x 1.77
Weight (kg): 0.58
Edition Number: 1