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Forests on drained agricultural peatland are potentially large sources of greenhouse gases – insights from a full rotation period simulation

Authors Hongxing He
Per-Erik Jansson
Magnus Svensson
Jesper Björklund
Lasse Tarvainen
Leif Klemedtsson
Åsa Kasimir
Published in Geophysical Research Abstracts. EGU General Assembly 2017, 23–28 April 2017, Vienna, Austria.
Publication year 2016
Published at Department of Earth Sciences
Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences
Language en
Keywords Forest, Peat soil, Greenhouse gases
Subject categories Earth and Related Environmental Sciences


We conclude that after harvest at an age of 80 years, most of the stored biomass carbon is liable to be released, the system having captured C only temporarily and with a cost of disappeared peat, adding both CO2 and N2O to the atmosphere.

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