Globally, 10–20% of peatlands have been drained for agriculture or forestry, and they emit close to 5% of global anthropogenic CO2 emissions. There are countries in Europe that have more than 60% of their agricultural emissions originating from cultivated organic soils, and the fate of South-East Asian peatlands is of global concern. Drainage causes losses of specialized species and further ecosystem services such as nutrient retention. However, most peatland-rich countries address peatlands poorly in national emission reporting and climate change mitigation strategies.
Innovative mitigation measures that sustain economically viable biomass production while reducing negative environmental impacts including greenhouse gas emissions, fire risk and supporting ecosystem services of organic soils are currently vigorously studied. Management measures include, but are not limited to, productive use of wet peatlands (“paludiculture”), improved water management in conventional agriculture and innovative approaches in conservation-focused rewetting projects. Production systems where peatland water table is 40 cm below the surface or higher, can generate food (e.g. fish, berries, mushrooms), feed (e.g. fodder for livestock), fiber (for construction, furniture) and fuel, and raw materials for chemical industry. How to implement these innovations in practice and integrate them into national GHG inventories remains a challenge.
We invite studies addressing peat-preserving management practices on organic soils as well as their implementation into GHG inventories. Work on all spatial scales from the laboratory to the national level addressing biogeochemical as well as biological aspects and both experimental and modelling studies are welcome. Especially research on development of traditional systems with details on commodities with viable value chains and income generation would be of interest. Furthermore, we invite contributions that address policy coherence and identify policy instruments for initiating and implementing new management practices on organic soils.
This session is organized as a joined effort of Global Research Alliance “Peatland Management” working group, Global Peatlands Initiative, Greifswald Mire Center, Thünen Institute and RePeat (REstoration and prognosis of PEAT formation in fens - linking diversity in plant functional traits to soil biological and biogeochemical processes 2016-2019; BiodiVErSA) and PeatWise (Wise use of drained peatlands in a bio-based economy: development of improved assessment practices and sustainable techniques for mitigation of greenhouse gases 2017-2020; FACCE ERA-GAS) – projects.

Co-organized as HS10.16/SSS13.6
Convener: Hanna Silvennoinen | Co-conveners: Björn Klöve, Wiktor Kotowski, Franziska Tanneberger, Bärbel Tiemeyer
| Mon, 08 Apr, 08:30–10:15
Room L2
| Attendance Mon, 08 Apr, 14:00–15:45
Hall A

Attendance time: Monday, 8 April 2019, 14:00–15:45 | Hall A

Chairperson: 16429
A.412 |
Merit van den Berg, Christian Fritz, Kerstin Berglund, Örjan Berglund, David Campbell, Björn Klöve, Lasse Loft, Poul Erik Laerke, Marja Maljanen, Hannu Marttila, Bettina Matzdorf, and Hanna Silvennoinen
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A.413 |
Nahleen Lemke, Teresa Kraus, Hanna Silvennoinen, Björn Klöve, Bettina Matzdorf, and Lasse Loft
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A.414 |
Örjan Berglund, Sabine Jordan, Kathrin Hesse, and Kerstin Berglund
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A.415 |
Maarit Liimatainen, Hannu Marttila, Peter Petros, Erkki Joki-Tokola, Timo Lötjönen, Hanna Silvennoinen, and Björn Klöve
Chairperson: 16429
A.416 |
Jussi Ronkainen, Maarit Liimatainen, Henri Siljanen, and Marja Maljanen
Chairperson: 16429
A.417 |
Poul Erik Lærke, Tanka Kandel, Sandhya Karki, Lars Elsgaard, and Claudia Windeck
Chairperson: 16429
A.418 |
Åsa Kasimir, Leif Klemedtsson, Per-Erik Jansson, Hongxing He, Wenxin Zhang, and Hanna Silvennoinen
Chairperson: 16429
A.419 |
Xiao Huang, Mats Höglind, Knut Bjørkelo, Torben Christensen, Kjetil Fadnes, Teresa Bárcena, Åsa Kasimir, Leif Klemedtsson, Bjørn Kløve, Anders Lyngstad, Mikhail Mastepanov, Hannu Marttila, Marcel van Oijen, Peter Petros, Ina Pohle, Jagadeesh Yeluripati, and Hanna Silvennoinen
Chairperson: 16429
A.420 |
Framework for the restoration of degraded raised bogs
Shane Regan, Michael Swenson, Maurice Eakin, and Laurence Gill
Chairperson: 16429
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Tatiana Minayeva, Dugarjav Chultem, Andrey Sirin, Zoyo Damdinjav, Burenbaatar Ganbaatar, Gennady Suvorov, Maxim Chistotin, Anastasia Markina, Lyudmila Sergienko, Oxana Cherednichenko, Igor Lavrinenko, and Olga Lavrinenko
Chairperson: 16429
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Felix Närmann, Friedrich Birr, Stefanie Heinze, Moritz Kaiser, Vera Luthardt, Monique Nerger, Franziska Tanneberger, and Jutta Zeitz
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Greta Gaudig, Matthias Krebs, and Franziska Tanneberger
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Marie Davey, Rudy van Diggelen, Camiel Aggenbach, Agata Klimkowska, Lukasz Kozub, Yvonne Liczner, Elke Seeber, Franziska Tanneberger, Pablo Rios Tubío, Erik Verbruggen, and Hanna Silvennoinen
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Sebastian Heller, Melanie Bräuer, Peter Gatersleben, Ullrich Dettmann, and Bärbel Tiemeyer
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Liv Sokolowsky, Bärbel Tiemeyer, Ullrich Dettmann, Stefan Frank, and Christian Brümmer