A Peatland Management Research Report, commissioned by An Fóram Uisce, has been launched today along with a Synthesis Report. The report provides guidance on how peatlands management can be reimagined in order to optimise water quality improvements while delivering co-benefits for climate mitigation and biodiversity.
It covers topics including:
- Rewetting peatlands,
- Carbon cycling in intact, degraded and rewetted peatlands,
- Cultural ecosystem services and social values of peatlands,
- Alternative management options for degraded peatlands,
- Strategic guidance and resources for integrated peatlands management.
The research was carried out by Dr Florence Renou-Wilson, Catharine Pschenyckyj, Emily Riondato, David Wilson, Kate Flood, Connie O’Driscoll.
An Fóram Uisce is hosting a webinar on 21st May 2021 to present the research and facilitate a discussion on the recommendations. Registration is free at Eventbrite.