Upcoming CWE Symposium: Growing Peat, 11 June 2015
Peatlands are an important carbon sink worldwide. However, many have degraded over the past centuries due to eutrophication and hydrological alterations with major consequences for biodiversity and carbon cycling. In addition, the loss of peat through oxidation stimulates land subsidence. Subsidence is a major concern in the Netherlands, of which many parts are already metres below sea level. In this Centre for Wetland Ecology symposium, we focus on the fundamental and applied aspects of growing peat. As growing peat is a major goal in the PeatCap project, it will provide a case-study to shed light on new opportunities and challenges in peatland restoration. Download the poster. There are no costs for attending the symposium and lunch is for free as well.