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Reconciling commercial exploitation of peat with biodiversity in peatland ecosystems

Objective

RECIPE is designed to provide information to assist conservationists and managers of peat extraction with options to restore peat accumulation and carbon (C) sequestration in peat land that has either been abandoned or designated for restoration. The objectives will identify combinations of water table, vegetation, microbiology and chemistry favourable to the reestablishment of peat land biodiversity and long-term regeneration. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the relationship between the development of microbial diversity and the processes governing C cycling. By achieving these objectives in the context of current management practices, RECIPE will provide guidelines for sustainable management that will reconcile peat use with the maintenance of biodiversity. The technological output from the project will be transferred to end users in the form of workshops, published papers, web-based information and printed guidelines.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

MACAULAY LAND USE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Address
Craigiebuckler
AB15 8QH Aberdeen
United Kingdom

Participants (10)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Campus De Beaulieu, Avenue Du Gtntral Leclerc 263
35042 Rennes
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
1A, Rue De La Ftrollerie
45071 Orleans
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Route De Gray 16
25030 Besancon
LIN'ECO, PH. GROSVERNIER
Switzerland
Address

2732 Reconvilier
SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE FOR FOREST, SNOW AND LANDSCAPE RESEARCH
Switzerland
Address
C/o Epfl- Ecublens
1015 Lausanne
UNIVERSIT DE RENNES 1
France
Address
.,Avenue Du Gtntral Leclerc 263, Campus De Beaulieu
35042 Rennes
UNIVERSITE HENRI POINCARE NANCY 1
France
Address

54506 Vandoeuvre-les-nancy
UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA ANCHORAGE
United States
Address
Providence Drive 3211
99 508 Anchorage
UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI
Finland
Address
40B,latokartanonkaari 7
00014 Helsinki
UNIVERSITÉ DE FRANCHE-COMTÉ
France
Address
Place Leclerc
25030 Besancon