Rieley, J. and S. Page
It is clear however, that the only truly sustainable use of peatland within the EMRP (and elsewhere) is as near as possible natural peat swamp forest. This ecosystem has evolved over millennia during which tree litter (leaves, woody material and roots) has contributed to peat accumulation while chemical and physical properties of the peat have influenced the biomass and nutrient cycling of the forest growing on top of it. Ecological and hydrological processes in peat swamp forest are in an equilibrium in which inputs of water and plant nutrients are balanced and large amounts are held in ‘store’ within the peat.
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