Poster presentations

Luss Hills © Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park

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:


Sphagnum moss harvesting at trial site, Greifswald Mire Centre © Tobias Dahms
Wet agriculture - a tool in the climate action toolboxWith the urgent need to reduce our carbon emissions wherever possible, complimenting traditional…
Money for peatland restoration
Budget announcements for UK peatland restoration Peatlands received a welcome funding boost in the UK Budget 2020.  In a move to support the…
Peatlands in the EU post CAP
Peatlands in the UK beyond Common Agriculture Policy (CAP)The IUCN UK Peatland Programme continues to feed into the international peatland agenda, recently…
Afforested peatland restoration at Forsinard  © Neil Cowie/RSPB
Peatland & Trees position statement releasedThe IUCN UK Peatland Programme have released a position statement and recommendations on Trees on…
Caithness Wildfire, 2019 © Paul Turner
Burning & Peatlands Position StatementThe IUCN UK Peatland Programme have updated our position statement on Burning and Peatlands which…
Dubh lochans and blanket bog at The Flows NNR near Forsinard, Caithness. June 2011 ©Lorne Gill/SNH/2020VISION
Scottish Budget 2020-21The Scottish Government announces £20 million for peatland restoration and a commitment to invest £…
Land use: policies for a Net Zero UK CCC report
Committee on Climate Change Report on Land Use: Policies for a Net Zero UKThe IUCN UK Peatland Programme welcomes strengthened policy and legislative recommendations in the…
Multiple effects of peatland drainage
New resource available: Explaining the impact of peatland drainage.Illustrating the multiple effects of peatland drainage including implications for carbon emissions…
Managed burning of heather © North Pennines AONB
A burning issue: comparison between Australian & UK fire management misses the mark. The news of the ongoing Australian fires is deeply concerning both in terms of the impact on people…
IUCN Resolution 43 reporting
IUCN Resolution 43 reportingNew report on progress under IUCN Resolution 43: Securing the future of global peatlands available…
Langlands Moss Restoration works underway
Langlands Moss Restoration works underwayLanglands Moss Local Nature Reserve, on the south edge of East Kilbride, Scotland is set to be…
Snowdonia Society volunteers creating heather bale dams on the Migneint, Snowdonia. © Dan Struthers Photography
Working together for the future of Welsh peatlandsA major programme of works is underway this season to restore peatlands across Wales. A large…