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Organic matter accumulation and community change at the peatland-upland interface: inferences from 14C and 210Pb dated profiles

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Bauer, Ilka E.; Bhatti, Jagtar S.; Swanston, Christopher; Wieder, R. Kelman; Perston, Caroline M.

Year Published

2009

Publication

Ecosystems. 12: 636-653.

Abstract

Peatland-margin habitats with organic matter accumulation of 40-150 cm make up a significant but poorly quantified portion of Canada's boreal forest region. Spanning the transition between non-wetland forest and fen proper, these ecosystems represent a zone of complex environmental and vegetation change, yet little is known about their ecological function or development. We here use vegetation and macrofossil analysis, traditional 14C, bomb-spike 14C, and 210Pb dating to investigate the development, organic matter accumulation, and recent vegetation history of peat margin communities at two sites in central Saskatchewan, Canada.

Citation

Bauer, Ilka E.; Bhatti, Jagtar S.; Swanston, Christopher; Wieder, R. Kelman; Perston, Caroline M. 2009. Organic matter accumulation and community change at the peatland-upland interface: inferences from 14C and 210Pb dated profiles. Ecosystems. 12: 636-653.

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