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Academic & Professional Books  Habitats & Ecosystems  Wetlands

Peatlands Ecology, Conservation and Heritage

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By: Ian D Rotherham(Author)
232 pages, 41 colour illustrations
Publisher: Earthscan
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About this book

This book provides an introduction to peatlands for the non-specialist student reader and those concerned about environmental protection.

Peat is formed when vegetation partially decays in a waterlogged environment and occurs extensively throughout both temperate and tropical regions. Interest in peatlands is currently high due to the degradation of global peatlands which is disrupting hydrology and contributing to greenhouse gas emissions. Peatlands: Ecology, Conservation and Heritage opens by explaining how peat is formed, its properties and worldwide distribution, and defines related terms such as mires, wetlands, bogs and marshes. There is discussion of the ecology and wildlife of peatlands as well as their ability to preserve pollen and organic remains as environmental archives. It also addresses the history, heritage and cultural exploitation of peat, extending back to pre-Roman times, and the degradation of peatlands over the centuries, particularly as a source of fuel but more recently for commercial horticulture. Other chapters discuss the ecosystem services delivered by peatlands, and how their destruction is contributing to biodiversity loss, flooding or drought, and climate change. Finally, the many current peatland restoration projects around the world are highlighted.

Overall the book provides a wide-ranging but concise overview of peatlands from both a natural and social science perspective, and will be invaluable for students of ecology, geography, environmental studies and history

Contents

1. Introduction & overview: peat & peatlands
2. Global peat resources
3. Temperate peatlands - their ecology, wildlife, & functioning
4. Tropical & sub-tropical peatlands
5. Peatland ecosystem services
6. The hydrology & chemistry of peatlands
7. The people of the bogs & fens – history, heritage & peatlands
8. Peatlands & human conflicts
9. Some detailed case-studies of peat & conflict
10. Peat removal & peatland destruction

Part 1: the lowlands
11. Reclaiming the peatlands
12. Peat removal & destruction

Part 2: the British uplands
13. The peatland industries
14. Conservation & restoration
15. Fenscape & peat bog: a future nature

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Biography

Ian D. Rotherham is a Professor of Environmental Geography, Reader in Tourism & Environmental Change, and International Research Coordinator at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. He was the chair and secretary of the British Ecological Society’s Peatlands Research Special Interest Group. He is the author or editor of numerous books on topics in ecology, environmental studies and environmental history. These include: The Rise and Fall of Countryside Management (Routledge, 2016); Trees, Forested Landscapes and Grazing Animals (Routledge, 2013); and Invasive and Introduced Plants and Animals (Routledge, 2011).

New
By: Ian D Rotherham(Author)
232 pages, 41 colour illustrations
Publisher: Earthscan
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"Ian Rotherham provides a welcome, yet novel, blend of the science and history of peatlands as he elegantly explains their importance from the past and into the future. As he says 'the human history of peatlands is central to understanding both their loss, and in some cases, their survival'"
– Simon Caporn, Professor in Ecology & Environmental Science, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom

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