Measuring The Water And Energy In An Alpine Peatland
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Johannes is currently working at the Department of Agroecology of Aarhus University, and previously affiliated to the Department of Sustainable Agro-Ecosystems and Bioresource of Fondazione Edmund Mach in San Michele Italy and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Environmental Research Institute of University College Cork, Ireland.

                       

Measuring The Water And Energy In An Alpine Peatland

Peatlands are wetlands with at least a 30-40 cm thick peat layer and are highly dependent on water. In these waterlogged, anaerobic soils, the dead plant material does not decompose and accumulates. Over many thousands of year, peatlands have accumulated carbon in the form of peat. Currently, it accounts for around 30% of the organic carbon that is globally stored in all the soil. This amount is approximately half the amount of greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere....

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