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Long-term dynamics and contemporary carbon budget of northern peatlands. Proceedings of the international workshop on carbon dynamics of forested peatlands: knowledge gaps, uncertainty, and modeling approaches, March 23-24, 2001, Edmonton, Alberta. 2002. Yu, Z.C.; Bhatti, J.S.; Apps, M.J., technical coordinators. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Northern Forestry Centre, Edmonton, Alberta. Information Report NOR-X-383. 86 p.

Year: 2002

Available from: Northern Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 19653

Language: English

Series: Information Report (NoFC - Edmonton)

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Abstract

The workshop on Carbon Dynamics of Forested Peatlands: Knowledge Gaps, Uncertainty, and Modeling Approaches was held on 23–24 March 2001 in Edmonton, Alberta. Participants presented 19 papers on data and dynamics of long-term peat accumulation and short-term carbon (C) fluxes, modeling approaches at various temporal and spatial scales, disturbance and C budget assessment, and policy issues related to C sinks. The extended abstracts from these presentations are included here, along with an introduction that summarizes the presentations. A synthesis based on breakout group summaries is also included, to provide expanded coverage of topics related to the importance of Canada's peatlands in the global C budget, the critical processes driving peatland dynamics, and the identification of significant knowledge gaps.

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