Peat moss floor of a boreal bog in Minnesota

Peat moss floor of a boreal bog in Minnesota

The peat moss, or Sphagnum, that grows in hummocks (small hills) and hollows (small valleys) are two different species. Over the millennia, they have produced large underground stores of soil carbon. These may prove to be stable in the face of global warming and may not convert in significant volumes to greenhouse gasses, a new study says.  Credit: Georgia Tech / Ben Brumfield

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College of Sciences, News Room, Research Horizons

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Research, Environment, Life Sciences and Biology
Keywords
ancient deep peat, boreal peatland, carbon dioxide, greenhouse gas, methane, soil carbon, SPRUCE, U. S. Department of Energy, Joel Kostka
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  • Created By: Ben Brumfield
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Dec 13, 2016 - 10:38am
  • Last Updated: Dec 13, 2016 - 10:39am