Briefings

Image: Bogbean © Emma Hinchliffe

Briefings

These briefing notes are aimed at policy makers, practitioners and academics to help explain the ecological processes that underpin peatland function, and advocate for sustainable peatland management. Understanding the ecology and hydrology of peatlands is essential when investigating the impacts of human activity on peatlands, interpreting research findings and planning the recovery of damaged peatlands.

PDFs of all our briefings can be downloaded below.

Our most recent briefings are: 

Agriculture issues brief: key recommendations

 

Sustainable paludiculture briefing

 

Use of peat depth criteria briefing

 

Development briefing

 

 

Editorial note: Use of Peat Depth Criteria: Accounting for the Lost Peatlands v1.1 was edited on 27th July 2023 to reflect an error in data in Figure 1. The data pertaining to Sitka spruce plantations from Morison et al. (2012) was incorrectly published as 103.5 t C ha-1 and has been amended to the correct figure of         417 t C ha-1, to include the soil carbon stock from peaty gley soil.

Scientist taking scientific measurements in peatland. Credit Emma Hinchliffe
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Saltyco Engine Farm Paludiculture trials (C) E Hinchliffe
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