Understanding carbon cycling in warming northern peatlands
Researchers are experimentally warming northern peatlands to understand carbon cycling in the climate of the future.
Northern peatlands hold large stocks of organic carbon in their soils that are vulnerable to release into the atmosphere as the
In 2014, researchers initiated warming of deep peat by as much as 9°C above surrounding temperatures over 13 months—an upper limit on projected temperature increase by 2100 under the most extreme greenhouse gas
Operation of the SPRUCE experiment continues under whole-ecosystem warming conditions for several years to measure peatland carbon, water, and