IUCN UK Peatland Programme

Poster presentations

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:


Belfast Skyline (c) Visit Belfast
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Richard Payne
A tribute to Richard Payne The IUCN UK Peatlands Programme team were all saddened to hear the shocking news about the death of…
Image of sphagnum in pool © Joe Holden
Sphagnum is a key ingredient of natural flood managementIn 2008 iCASP published research that showed how water running over Sphagnum on blanket peatlands…
Image of V-notch in ply-sheet dam © Emma Shuttleworth
Peat restoration and natural flood managementThe Upland Environments Research Unit at the University of Manchester has been working closely with…
Image of bog vegetation © Dom Hinchley
New edition of Conserving Bogs: The Management HandbookA new edition of Conserving Bogs: The Management Handbook is now available. Conserving Bogs: The…
Rob Stoneman at the House of Commons flanked by Rob Brown and Julian Sturdy
Managing the Uplands for Public Benefit House of Commons ReceptionOver 48 representatives from across the peatland community in the UK as well as MPs and Peers…
Large heath butterfly
Peatland biodiversity - butterflies & mothsAt Butterfly Conservation we understand the great value of healthy functioning peatlands for…
Cover of GHG emissions inventory
Inclusion of peatlands in the UK's GHG emissions inventory publishedThe long-awaited report on inclusion of peatlands in the UK’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions…
Marsden Moor fire © BBC News
Record breaking Spring temperatures exacerbate wildfire outbreaks across the UKThe summer heatwave of 2018 was accompanied by wildfires across the UK with a major incident…
Staff from RSPB, Scottish Water and the contractor, McGowan Ltd, discuss the successful works at Moss of Kinmundy
Ugie Peatland Partnership welcomes restoration of local bogBog restoration works are expected to benefit local water quality and nature, as well as contribute…
Delgates at the policy and practice workshop
New initiative to combine data across studies and sites to better inform peatland policy and practice Researchers, practitioners and policy-makers from across Europe, whose goal is to understand better…