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dc.contributor.authorKareksela, Santtu
dc.contributor.authorHaapalehto, Tuomas
dc.contributor.authorJuutinen, Riikka
dc.contributor.authorMatilainen, Rose
dc.contributor.authorTahvanainen, Teemu
dc.contributor.authorKotiaho, Janne Sakari
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-07T06:30:32Z
dc.date.available2017-08-15T21:45:06Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationKareksela, S., Haapalehto, T., Juutinen, R., Matilainen, R., Tahvanainen, T., & Kotiaho, J. S. (2015). Fighting carbon loss of degraded peatlands by jump-starting ecosystem functioning with ecological restoration. <i>Science of the Total Environment</i>, <i>537</i>, 268-276. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.07.094" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.07.094</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_24849032
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_66922
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/46770
dc.description.abstractDegradation of ecosystems is a great concern on the maintenance of biodiversity and ecosystem services. Ecological restoration fights degradation aiming at the recovery of ecosystem functions such as carbon (C) sequestration and ecosystem structures like plant communities responsible for the C sequestration function. We selected 38 pristine, drained and restored boreal peatland sites in Finland and asked i) what is the long-term effect of drainage on the peatland surface layer C storage, ii) can restoration recover ecosystem functioning (surface layer growth) and structure (plant community composition) and iii) is the recovery of the original structure needed for the recovery of ecosystem functions? We found that drainage had resulted in a substantial net loss of C from surface layer of drained sites. Restoration was successful in regaining natural growth rate in the peatland surface layer already within 5 years after restoration. However, the regenerated surface layer sequestered C at a mean rate of 116.3 g m− 2 yr− 1 (SE 12.7), when a comparable short-term rate was 178.2 g m− 2 yr− 1 (SE 13.3) at the pristine sites. The plant community compositions of the restored sites were considerably dissimilar to those of pristine sites still 10 years after restoration. We conclude that ecological restoration can be used to jump-start some key peatland ecosystem functions even without the recovery of original ecosystem structure (plant community composition). However, the re-establishment of other functions like C sequestration may require more profound recovery of conditions and ecosystem structure. We discuss the potential economic value of restored peatland ecosystems from the perspective of their C sequestration function.fi
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.relation.ispartofseriesScience of the Total Environment
dc.subject.otherplant community composition
dc.subject.otherecosystem degradation
dc.subject.otherecosystem recovery
dc.subject.otherecosystem structure–function relationship
dc.titleFighting carbon loss of degraded peatlands by jump-starting ecosystem functioning with ecological restoration
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201509042809
dc.contributor.laitosBio- ja ympäristötieteiden laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosKemian laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosTiedemuseofi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Biological and Environmental Scienceen
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Chemistryen
dc.contributor.laitosUniversity Museumen
dc.contributor.oppiaineEkologia ja evoluutiobiologiafi
dc.contributor.oppiaineEpäorgaaninen ja analyyttinen kemiafi
dc.contributor.oppiaineMuseofi
dc.contributor.oppiaineEcology and Evolutionary Biologyen
dc.contributor.oppiaineInorganic and Analytical Chemistryen
dc.contributor.oppiaineMuseumen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.date.updated2015-09-04T12:15:02Z
dc.type.coarjournal article
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange268-276
dc.relation.issn0048-9697
dc.relation.numberinseries0
dc.relation.volume537
dc.type.versionacceptedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2015 Elsevier B.V. This is a final draft version of an article whose final and definitive form has been published by Elsevier. Published in this repository with the kind permission of the publisher.
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dc.subject.ysohiilensidonta
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jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p21940
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p10336
dc.relation.doi10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.07.094


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