Peatlands are found in most countries, cover 2.84 % of the world’s land area and hold close to half of the world’s soil carbon. Changes to peatland processes caused by land management or climate that destabilise these carbon stores are therefore crucial.
This webinar will examine recent research on peatlands and examine the major threats that peatlands face globally. It will show how an understanding of peatland processes enables us to better predict impacts of peatland degradation or restoration (e.g. on flood risk, water quality, greenhouse gas forcing) and to prioritise locations for investment to rehabilitate or conserve peatlands.