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- Couwenberg, John, et al. Show all 8 Authors
- Ecosystem services 2014 v.9 pp. 5-19
- biodiversity; bogs; burning; case studies; climate; drainage; ecological function; ecosystem services; ecosystems; issues and policy; land management; nitrogen; sulfur; uncertainty; water quality; United Kingdom
- ... Quantification and valuation of ecosystem services are critically dependent on the quality of underpinning science. While key ecological processes may be understood, translating this understanding into quantitative relationships suitable for use in an ecosystem services context remains challenging. Using blanket bogs as a case study, we derived quantitative ‘pressure-response functions’ linking an ...
- Couwenberg, John, et al. Show all 14 Authors
- Ecosystem services 2014 v.9 pp. 54-65
- carbon; carbon dioxide; carbon markets; case studies; climate; climate change; cost effectiveness; ecosystem services; funding; greenhouse gas emissions; greenhouse gases; international policy and programs; land use; peatlands; Germany; North America; United Kingdom
- ... To meet the challenge of proactive ecosystem-based climate mitigation and adaptation, new sources of funding are needed. Peatlands provide the most efficient global store of terrestrial carbon. Degraded peatlands, however, contribute disproportionally to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, with approximately 25% of all CO2 emissions from the land use sector, while restoration can be cost-effect ...