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Special Issue "Peatlands under Changing Environment"
A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Hydrology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2023 | Viewed by 884
Special Issue Editor
Interests: peatlands; ecohydrology; climate change; greenhouse gases; carbon; paleoecology; ecosystem services
Special Issue Information
Peatlands are reasonably considered as water bodies. On the other hand, as habitats and economic objects, they are land. This determines the complexity of their consideration, which requires an integrated, multifaceted, and often interdisciplinary approach. Peatlands are found in almost all countries. Regardless of the scale of their distribution (as dominant landscapes or rare ecotopes), they play an important—often key—role in the relationship between surface and groundwater; the accumulation of atmospheric moisture and water storage; the regulation of the flow of water, elements and compounds; and the maintenance of special habitats. The water regime of peatlands determines carbon accumulation and storage, as well as greenhouse gas emissions and removals. Changes in climate and other environmental factors, as well as human impacts, affect the hydrologic characteristics and functions of peatlands. This, in turn, can have an even greater adverse effect on the environment and humans. Understanding these issues is key to making informed decisions about peatland conservation, wise use, and restoration. Presenting in this Special Issue the widest possible range of issues and approaches related to peatlands in a changing environment could help to address these issues. It is especially important to illustrate this with the diversity of peatlands in their natural, geographic, and economic contexts. We hope that interested authors will help us in this task.
Dr. Andrey Sirin
Manuscript Submission Information
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- human impacts
- climate change