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The Biology of Peatlands

Håkan Rydin and John K. Jeglum


Peatlands form important landscape elements in many parts of the world and play significant roles for biodiversity and global carbon balance. This new edition has been revised and updated, documenting the latest advances in areas such as microbial processes and relations between biological processes and hydrology. As well as referencing the latest research, this book exposes a rich older literature where an immense repository of natural history has accumulated. It starts with an overview of the main peatland types before examining the entire range of biota present, together with their specific ... More

Keywords: peatlands, biodiversity, carbon balance, microbial processes, hydrology, biota, Sphagnum, greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide, methane

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199602995
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199602995.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Håkan Rydin, author
Department of Plant Ecology and Evolution, Uppsala University

John K. Jeglum, author
Department of Forest Ecology and Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences