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Transformation of an Oligotrophic Sphagnum Bog during the Process of Rewetting

N. Laverov Federal Center for Integrated Arctic Research of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 23 Severnaya Dvina Emb., 163000 Arkhangelsk, Russia
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Land 2021, 10(7), 670; https://doi.org/10.3390/land10070670
Received: 28 April 2021 / Revised: 21 June 2021 / Accepted: 23 June 2021 / Published: 25 June 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Peatland Ecosystem)
The vast peatlands of the European North of Russia were drained in the 20th century. Some of the drained areas were left without management and maintenance, which led to re-waterlogging. The current trend towards peatlands restoration requires an understanding of all the changes that have taken place in such ecosystems. The study aims to assess the changes in vegetation cover relative to changes in peat deposits in the rewetted oligotrophic bogs. The objects of research were located on the south-White Sea oligotrophic bogs. The studies were carried out using generally accepted geobotanical and geoecological methods in conjunction with the authors’ method for studying the group chemical composition of peat organic matter. The species diversity, structure and spatial distribution of the vegetation cover, the structure and composition of the peat, as well as the composition of the peat organic matter have been studied. It was shown that the transformation of an oligotrophic bog during the process of rewetting manifests itself in a significant change in the vegetation species diversity, somewhat reversible concerning ecologically tolerant species. Changes occurring in the peat deposit are irreversible. That limits the possibility of restoration of species of oligotrophic habitats to the initial state. View Full-Text
Keywords: bog vegetation; physico-chemical characteristics of peat; structure of the vegetation; species diversity; oligotrophic peat bog vegetation; physico-chemical characteristics of peat; structure of the vegetation; species diversity; oligotrophic peat
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Ponomareva, T.; Selyanina, S.; Shtang, A.; Zubov, I.; Yarygina, O. Transformation of an Oligotrophic Sphagnum Bog during the Process of Rewetting. Land 2021, 10, 670. https://doi.org/10.3390/land10070670

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Ponomareva T, Selyanina S, Shtang A, Zubov I, Yarygina O. Transformation of an Oligotrophic Sphagnum Bog during the Process of Rewetting. Land. 2021; 10(7):670. https://doi.org/10.3390/land10070670

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Ponomareva, Tamara, Svetlana Selyanina, Anastasia Shtang, Ivan Zubov, and Olga Yarygina. 2021. "Transformation of an Oligotrophic Sphagnum Bog during the Process of Rewetting" Land 10, no. 7: 670. https://doi.org/10.3390/land10070670

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