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The biology of peatlands

Author: Håkan Rydin; J K Jeglum; Aljosja Hooijer
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Series: Biology of habitats.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With growing awareness that peatlands are a key component of the carbon cycle in their role as a carbon sink, this book provides a concise introduction to peatland ecology with an emphasis on organisms that dominate peatland habitats.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rydin, Håkan.
Biology of peatlands.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2006006151
(OCoLC)63395758
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Håkan Rydin; J K Jeglum; Aljosja Hooijer
ISBN: 9781429469920 1429469927 9780191513671 0191513679 128236569X 9781282365698
OCLC Number: 137237177
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 343 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Peatland habitats --
Diversity of lie in peatlands --
Adaptations to the peatland habitat --
Sphagnum: the builder of boreal peatlands --
Peat and organic soil --
The peat archives --
Peatland succession and development --
Hydrology of peatlands --
Nutrients, light, and temperature --
Peatland patterns and landforms --
Peatlands around the world --
Productivity and carbon balance --
Uses, functions, and management of peatlands --
Glossary.
Series Title: Biology of habitats.
Responsibility: Håkan Rydin and John K. Jeglum ; with contributions from Aljosja Hooijer [and others].
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Provides an overview of peatland ecosystems. This book provides a coverage that is international, with a focus on boreal and north temperate peatlands. It exposes a older literature where a  Read more...

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