Peatland restoration and ecosystem services: Science, policy and practice

Aletta Bonn, Tim Allott, Martin Evans, Hans Joosten, Rob Stoneman

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Peatlands provide globally important ecosystem services through climate and water regulation or biodiversity conservation. While covering only 3% of the earth’s surface, degrading peatlands are responsible for nearly a quarter of carbon emissions from the land use sector. Bringing together world-class experts from science, policy and practice to highlight and debate the importance of peatlands from an ecological, social and economic perspective, this book focuses on how peatland restoration can foster climate change mitigation. Featuring a range of global case studies, opportunities for reclamation and sustainable management are illustrated throughout against the challenges faced by conservation biologists. Written for a global audience of environmental scientists, practitioners and policy makers, as well as graduate students from natural and social sciences, this interdisciplinary book provides vital pointers towards managing peatland conservation in a changing environment.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages493
ISBN (Electronic)9781139177788
ISBN (Print)9781107025189, 9781107619708
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2016

Publication series

NameEcological Reviews
PublisherCambridge University Press


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