Figure 5: The effect of drainage, mining, rewetting and restoration on relative bulk density and gravimetric water content in peatlands. | Scientific Reports

Figure 5: The effect of drainage, mining, rewetting and restoration on relative bulk density and gravimetric water content in peatlands.

From: Mitigating wildfire carbon loss in managed northern peatlands through restoration

Figure 5

(ac) Illustrate the impact of mining (drainage with the top peat layer removed) on a natural peatland and the response of restoration (rewetting and the establishment of a Sphagnum moss layer). (df) Illustrate the impact of drainage for forestry on a natural peatland and the response of tree removal and rewetting. These scenarios do not include non-Sphagnum dominated peatlands such as rich fens but see text for discussion.

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