Poster presentations

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Poster presentations

Poster presentations

The 8th IUCN UK Peatland Programme conference poster session showcased key pieces of research related to peatlands and/or the provision of public benefit through land management. Presentations provided insight into some of the issues around peatland policy, science, monitoring and management, in addition to sharing research on quantifying, monitoring and rewarding provision of public benefit.

We are grateful to all presenters and delighted to share the following presentations with accompanying Abstracts:

Sharing the evidence base: monitoring & research

Carbon dioxide and methane fluxes on a degraded lowland bog undergoing restoration with micro-propagated Sphagnum

Do spatial models improve peat depth predictions?

Does the rewetting of peatland cause an increase in Bog Asphodel?

Monitoring peatland restoration for carbon sequestration using satellite data

Peatland Restoration and Natural Flood Management

Simulating the long term impacts of peatland drainage

Slowing the flows; Post-forestry blanket bog restoration on the North York Moors

Peatlands & the Historic Environment

Historic Environment Best Practice In Peatland Restoration

The value of (paleo)ecology to archaeology and the 

Historic Environment


Natural capital financing for peatlands

What is Natural Capital

IUCN UK Peatland Programme - Peatland Code


Showcasing peatland restoration techniques & partnership working:


Brown butterfly with black spots on pink bell shaped flower
New species showcase - large heathOur latest species showcase introduces the large heath butterfly, its association with two iconic…
Haresfoot cottongrass with blue sky in the background. Credit Laurie Campbell SNH
New briefing addresses the peatlands and methane debateThe IUCN UK Peatland Programme has launched a new briefing “Peatlands and Methane” that summarises…
Peatland with mountains in the background
New £3 million fund for peatland restoration in Northern IrelandApplications for the new £3million Peatland Challenge Fund to help protect Northern Ireland's…
Sphagnum moss on healthy peatland
Scotland’s Peatland ACTION programme hits record restoration milestoneFor the first time since the Peatland ACTION programme began, more than 10,000 hectares of damaged…
A cottongrass seedhead
New species showcase - cottongrassOur May species showcase looks at the role that cottongrass plays in peatlands, its cultural and…
Jennifer Fulton at an IUCN UK Peatland Programme conference
Remembering Jennifer FultonWe, at the IUCN UK Peatland Programme, are still reeling from the loss of Jennifer Fulton, Chief…
Dotterel (c) Pete Quinn
Conference 2024 tickets now on sale!Tickets for our 2024 conference in Aviemore, 17-19 September, are now on sale - join us to…
Dunlin (c) RSPB
New species showcase - dunlinThe third of our showcases explores the importance of dunlin as an indicator species for peatland…
Landscape view of Red Moss of Balerno
Peatland Code Public Consultation The Peatland Code is committed to continuous improvement and would like to invite you to comment on…
Micrograph of testate amoeba showing internal structures
Please give 10 minutes of your time to help answer the question: Is palaeoecological research utilised in UK peatland restoration projects? Can you complete a short survey on the extent to which palaeoecological research is utilised in UK…
Group of people stood in an open peatland landscape
Muirburn licencing made law in ScotlandScotland’s peatlands will benefit from increased protection due to a new law passed on 21st March…
Molinia Mulching Agglestone Mire, remover higher tussocks to increase the connectivity of the floodplain (c) Sally Wallington
Dorset peatland restorationThe Dorset Peat Partnership completed the first of their sixteen peatland restoration sites in…