The paleorecord of geochemistry and hydrology in northern peatlands and its relation to global change

Eville Gorham, Joannes A. Janssens

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Abstract

Evidence is presented to show the utility of peatland paleorecords in determining 1) variations in the time of initiation as well as the rate of accumulation of peat and biophilic elements, 2) the history of changes in surface-water acidity and water-table depth, 3) shifts in ground-water influence upon plant communities and the chemistry of the water in which they grow, and 4) alterations in the rate of deposition of diverse pollutants from the atmosphere.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)117-126
Number of pages10
JournalSuo
Volume43
Issue number4-5
StatePublished - 1992

Keywords

  • Paleological aspects of peatland ecology and biogeochemistry
  • Chemistry of lake waters/sediments and wetland waters/peats in relation to controlling environmental factors

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