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Peatland Restoration and Ecosystem Services: Science, Policy and Practice

  • Case studies from a global perspective will appeal to scientists, policy makers and practitioners to illustrate the challenges of peatland management
  • Adopting a cross-disciplinary approach, economic, political and scientific issues surrounding peatland restoration are explored in relation to natural resource management
  • Relevant to natural solutions to climate mitigation, financial and political resolutions are offered to achieve carbon emission reductions and enhance peatland ecosystem services

Series: Ecological Reviews Series

By: Aletta Bonn(Editor), Tim Allott(Editor), Martin Evans(Editor), Hans Joosten(Editor), Rob Stoneman(Editor), Julia Marton-Lefèvre(Foreword By)

493 pages, 92 b/w photos and b/w illustrations, 36 tables

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Jun 2016 | #225894 | ISBN-13: 9781107619708
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About this book

Peatlands provide globally important ecosystem services through climate and water regulation or biodiversity conservation. While covering only 3% of the earth's surface, degrading peatlands are responsible for nearly a quarter of carbon emissions from the land use sector. Bringing together world-class experts from science, policy and practice to highlight and debate the importance of peatlands from an ecological, social and economic perspective, Peatland Restoration and Ecosystem Services focuses on how peatland restoration can foster climate change mitigation. Featuring a range of global case studies, opportunities for reclamation and sustainable management are illustrated throughout against the challenges faced by conservation biologists. Written for a global audience of environmental scientists, practitioners and policy makers, as well as graduate students from natural and social sciences, this interdisciplinary book provides vital pointers towards managing peatland conservation in a changing environment.


List of contributors
Foreword Julia Marton-Lefèvre

1. Peatland restoration and ecosystem services - an introduction Aletta Bonn, Tim Allott, Martin Evans, Hans Joosten and Rob Stoneman

Part I. Peatland Ecosystems Services
2. Peatlands across the globe Hans Joosten
3. Peatland biodiversity and its restoration Tatiana Minayeva, Olivia Bragg and Andrey Sirin
4. The role of peatlands in climate regulation Hans Joosten, Andrey Sirin, John Couwenberg, Jukka Laine and Pete Smith
5. Peatland restoration and hydrology Jonathan Price, Chris Evans, Martin Evans, Tim Allott and Emma Shuttleworth
6. Peatlands as knowledge archives Benjamin Geary and Ralph Fyfe
7. Peatlands and cultural ecosystem services Kerry A. Waylen, Robert van de Noort and Kirsty L. Blackstock

Part II. Perspectives on Peatland Restoration
8. Peatlands and climate change Angela V. Gallego-Sala, Robert K. Booth, Dan Charman, Colin Prentice and Zicheng Yu
9. Blanket mire restoration and its impact on ecosystem services Tim Thom, Martin Evans, Chris Evans and Tim Allott
10. Restoration of temperate fens: matching strategies with site potential Wiktor Kotowski, Michael Ackerman, Ab Grootjans, Agata Klimkowska, Holger Rößling and Bryan Wheeler
11. A conceptual framework for ecosystem restoration applied to industrial peatlands Martha D. Graf and Line Rochefort
12. Afforested and forestry-drained peatland restoration Russell Anderson, Harri Vasander, Neville Geddes, Anna Laine, Anne Tolvanen, Aileen O'Sullivan and Kaisu Aapala
13. Restoration of high altitude peatlands on the Ruoergai Plateau (Northeastern Tibetan Plateau, China) Xiaohong Zhang, Martin Schumann, Yongheng Gao, J. Marc Foggin, Shengzhong Wang and Hans Joosten
14. Ecosystem services, degradation and restoration of peat swamps in the Southeast Asian tropics René Dommain, Ingo Dittrich, Wim Giesen, Hans Joosten, Dipa Satriadi Rais, Marcel Silvius and Iwan Tri Cahyo Wibisono

Part III. Socio-economic and Political Solutions to Managing Natural Capital and Peatland Ecosystem Services
15. International carbon policies as a new driver for peatland restoration Hans Joosten, John Couwenberg and Moritz von Unger
16. Valuing peatland ecosystem services Sabine Wichmann, Luke Brander, Achim Schäfer, Marije Schaafsma, Pieter van Beukering, Dugald Tinch and Aletta Bonn
17. Paludicultures: sustainable productive use of wet and rewetted peatlands Hans Joosten, Greta Gaudig, Franziska Tanneberger, Sabine Wichmann and Wendelin Wichtmann
18. Peatland conservation at the science-practice interface Joseph Holden, Aletta Bonn, Mark Reed, Sarah Buckmaster, Jonathan Walker, Martin Evans and Fred Worrall
19. Policy drivers for peatland conservation Rob Stoneman, Clifton Bain, David Locky, Nick Mawdsley, Michael McLaughlan, Shashi Kumaran-Prentice, Mark Reed and Vicky Swales
20. Peatland restoration and ecosystem services – nature-based solutions for societal goals Aletta Bonn, Tim Allott, Martin Evans, Hans Joosten and Rob Stoneman


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Aletta Bonn is Professor of Ecosystem Services at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena and Head of the Department of Ecosystem Services at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ within the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig.

Tim Allott is Professor of Physical Geography and Head of the School of Environment, Education and Development at the University of Manchester.

Martin Evans is Professor of Geomorphology and Head of the Department of Geography in the School of Environment and Development at the University of Manchester.

Hans Joosten is Professor of Peatland Studies and Palaeoecology at Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald, Partner in the Greifswald Mire Centre.

Rob Stoneman is Chief Executive of the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

- Julia Marton-Lefèvre
- Aletta Bonn
- Tim Allott
- Martin Evans
- Hans Joosten
- Rob Stoneman
- Tatiana Minayeva
- Olivia Bragg
- Andrey Sirin
- John Couwenberg
- Jukka Laine
- Pete Smith
- Jonathan Price
- Chris Evans
- Emma Shuttleworth
- Benjamin Geary
- Ralph Fyfe
- Kerry A. Waylen
- Robert van de Noort
- Kirsty L. Blackstock
- Angela V. Gallego-Sala
- Robert K. Booth
- Dan Charman
- Colin Prentice
- Zicheng Yu
- Tim Thom
- Wiktor Kotowski
- Michael Ackerman
- Ab Grootjans
- Agata Klimkowska
- Holger Rößling
- Bryan Wheeler
- Martha D. Graf
- Line Rochefort
- Russell Anderson
- Harri Vasander
- Neville Geddes
- Anna Laine
- Anne Tolvanen
- Aileen O'Sullivan
- Kaisu Aapala
- Xiaohong Zhang
- Martin Schumann
- Yongheng Gao
- J. Marc Foggin
- Shengzhong Wang
- René Dommain
- Ingo Dittrich
- Wim Giesen
- Dipa Satriadi Rais
- Marcel Silvius
- Iwan Tri Cahyo Wibisono
- Moritz von Unger
- Sabine Wichmann
- Luke Brander
- Achim Schäfer
- Marije Schaafsma
- Pieter van Beukering
- Dugald Tinch
- Greta Gaudig
- Franziska Tanneberger
- Wendelin Wichtmann
- Joseph Holden
- Mark Reed
- Sarah Buckmaster
- Jonathan Walker
- Fred Worrall
- Clifton Bain
- David Locky
- Nick Mawdsley
- Michael McLaughlan
- Shashi Kumaran-Prentice
- Vicky Swales

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