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Mapping and monitoring peatland conditions from global to field scale

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Budiman Minasny · Diana Vigah Adetsu · Matt Aitkenhead · Rebekka R. E. Artz · Nikki Baggaley · Alexandra Barthelmes · Amélie Beucher · Jean Caron · Giulia Conchedda · John Connolly · Raphaël Deragon · Chris Evans · Kjetil Fadnes · Dian Fiantis · Zisis Gagkas · Louis Gilet · Alessandro Gimona · Stephan Glatzel · Mogens H. Greve · Wahaj Habib · Kristell Hergoualc’h · Cecilie Hermansen · Darren B. Kidd · Triven Koganti · Dianna Kopansky · David J. Large · Tuula Larmola · Allan Lilly · Haojie Liu · Matthew Marcus · Maarit Middleton · Keith Morrison · Rasmus Jes Petersen · Tristan Quaife · Line Rochefort · Rudiyanto · Linda Toca · Francesco N. Tubiello · Peter Lystbæk Weber · Simon Weldon · Wirastuti Widyatmanti · Jenny Williamson · Dominik Zak

Biogeochemistry, 2023-10-10, DOI 10.1007/s10533-023-01084-1

This paper reviews the state of knowledge on mapping and monitoring peatlands, from field sites to the global scale, emphasizing the need for more extensive research and more consistent approaches within regions with comparable peatland types and climates. It outlines various methodologies for mapping and monitoring, including proximal and remote sensing techniques. The review highlights the importance of long-term monitoring to assess the success of restoration efforts and their impact on greenhouse gas emissions, vegetation, hydrology, nutrient cycling, and biodiversity in rewetted peatlands. Ultimately, the paper calls for collaboration across disciplines and regions to effectively address the challenges posed by peatland conservation and climate change mitigation.

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