Why do we monitor subsidence?
Depending on the way peatlands are managed, peat surface elevation changes as a result of deforestation, drainage and subsequent fires. The surface can also rise when revegetated and/or re-wetted.
Topic: peatlands, wetlands, emissions, carbon sinks, carbon dioxide, greenhouse gases, measurement
Series: The science behind peatlands
Publisher: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia
Publication Year: 2017Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.