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Comment on: "Peatland carbon stocks and burn history: Blanket bog peat core evidence highlights charcoal impacts on peat physical properties and long-term carbon storage," by A. Heinemeyer, Q. Asena, W. L. Burn and A. L. Jones (Geo: Geography and Environment 2018; e00063)

Evans, Chris D. and Baird, Andy J. and Green, Sophie M. and Page, Susan E. and Peacock, Michael and Reed, Mark S. and Rose, Neil L. and Stoneman, Rob and Thom, Tim J. and Young, Dylan M. and Garnett, Mark H. (2019). Comment on: "Peatland carbon stocks and burn history: Blanket bog peat core evidence highlights charcoal impacts on peat physical properties and long-term carbon storage," by A. Heinemeyer, Q. Asena, W. L. Burn and A. L. Jones (Geo: Geography and Environment 2018; e00063). Geo. 6 , e00075 , 1-5
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Abstract

A recent paper by Heinemeyer et al. (2018) in this journal has suggested that the use of prescribed fire may enhance carbon accumulation in UK upland blanket bogs. We challenge this finding based on a number of concerns with the original manuscript including the lack of an unburned control, insufficient replication, unrecognised potential confounding factors, and potentially large inaccuracies in the core dating approach used to calculate carbon accumulation rates. We argue that burn-management of peatlands is more likely to lead to carbon loss than carbon gain. e00075

Authors/Creators:Evans, Chris D. and Baird, Andy J. and Green, Sophie M. and Page, Susan E. and Peacock, Michael and Reed, Mark S. and Rose, Neil L. and Stoneman, Rob and Thom, Tim J. and Young, Dylan M. and Garnett, Mark H.
Title:Comment on: "Peatland carbon stocks and burn history: Blanket bog peat core evidence highlights charcoal impacts on peat physical properties and long-term carbon storage," by A. Heinemeyer, Q. Asena, W. L. Burn and A. L. Jones (Geo: Geography and Environment 2018; e00063)
Year of publishing :2019
Volume:6
Article number:e00075
Number of Pages:5
Publisher:Wiley
Language:English
Publication Type:Other publication in scientific journal
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 105 Earth and Related Environmental Sciences > Physical Geography
Keywords:blanket bog, carbon, fire, moorland management, peatlands
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-105530
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http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-105530
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DOI10.1002/geo2.75
Web of Science (WoS)000474483600009
ID Code:17079
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:04 Jun 2020 07:50
Metadata Last Modified:15 Aug 2020 14:28

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