The purpose of this project is to evaluate the climate impact of restoring drained peatland forests in boreal Sweden. Specifically, the project will deliver a first-time estimate of the GHG balance for a high-productive peatland forest undergoing ecological restoration to increase biodiversity. A comparison with data from other nearby drained, restored and natural peatland sites (Hälsingfors, Trollberget and Degerö) will unravel differences in their climate impact. Thus, insights from this project will provide forest and nature stakeholders with invaluable science-based decision-support for developing sustainable and climate-responsible management strategies for forestry on drained boreal peatlands.
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