Assessing peatlands productivity

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Peat landscapes will be in focus at the upcoming 'Global Landscapes Forum: Peatlands Matter' event, taking place in Jakarta on 18 May 2017. Find out more here.

Living plants are capable of fixing atmospheric carbon through photosynthesis by utilizing solar energy. The product is called gross primary product (GPP). At the same time the plants are also releasing energy through autotrophic respiration (Ra) causing the reduction of GPP into net primary product (NPP) that will be stored as biomass in the plant tissues: NPP = GPP - Ra

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