Projects worldwide

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Project Protecting habitats of the Aquatic Warbler and improving ecological conditions of the Baltic Sea by optimising water management in Rozwarowo Marshes SPA, Poland
Place Poland
Partner Agronatura
Funder International Baltic Sea Foundation for Nature Conservation
Duration 2016 – 2017

 

Projektname:

CLEARANCE

CircuLar Economy Approach to River pollution by Agricultural Nutrients with use of Carbon-storing Ecosystems

 

Ort:

Warschau, Greifswald, Nijmegen and Aarhus

Partner:

 

Förderer:

FACCE ERA NET JPI via Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe

Laufzeit:

4?. 2017- 3.2020

Publikationen:

 

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Projektname:

CINDERELLA

Comparative analysis, INtegration anD ExemplaRy implEmentation of cLimate smart LAnd use practices on organic soils: Progressing paludicultures after centuries of peatland destruction and neglect

„Vergleichende Analyse, Integration und exemplarische Einrichtung von klimaangepasster Landwirtschaftspraxis auf organischen Böden: Voranbringen der Paludikultur nach Jahrhunderten der Moorzerstörung und –vernachlässigt“

Ort:

Greifswald, Nijmegen, Halmstad und Aarhus

Partner:

Greifswald University (D), Hochschule Halmstad (S), Radboud University Nijmegen (NL), Aarhus University (DK)

Förderer:

FACCE ERA NET JPI via Projektträger Jülich (ptj)

Laufzeit:

1.2.2015 – 31.1.2018

Publikationen:

 

 

 

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Biebrza (Photo: F. Tanneberger)
Project Aquatic Warbler & biomass LIFE+ Project
Place Poland
Partner OTOP BirdLife Poland and others
Funder EU LIFE+ Programme
Duration 2010 – 2014
Publications Kloskowski et al. (2015). Optimal habitat conditions for the globally threatened Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola in eastern Poland and their implications for fen management. Ibis 157: 406-412. DOI: 10.1111/ibi.12247.

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Miedwie (Photo: F. Tanneberger)
Project Conserving Acrocephalus paludicola in Poland and Germany
Place Poland and Germany
Partner OTOP BirdLife Poland and others
Funder EU LIFE Programme
Duration 2005 – 2011
Publications

Tanneberger F et al. (2014). Rapid changes in vegetation structure of Aquatic Warbler habitats in Pomerania - outcomes of targeted five year habitat management. Plant Diversity and Evolution 130: 303–313. DOI: 10.1127/1869-6155/2013/0130-0079.

Tanneberger F et al. (2010). Habitat selection of the globally threatened Aquatic Warbler at the western margin of the breeding range and implications for management. Ibis 152: 347–358. DOI: 10.1111/j.1474-919X.2010.01016.x.

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Project ENIM – Biomass for energy from fens
Place Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
Partner University of Applied Sciences of Stralsund, LedA – Die Agentur für Landwirtschaft und Naturschutz, Landwirtschaftsbetrieb Hans Voigt (Neukalen), Gesellschaft für Motoren und Kraftanlagen mbH (GMK)
Funder German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU)
Duration 2007 – 2009
Publications

Wichtmann W et al. (2010). Paludiculture is paludifuture: Climate, biodiversity and economic benefits from agriculture and forestry on rewetted peatland. Peatlands International 1/2010: 48–51. Link.

Wichtmann W & Wichmann S (2010). Paludikultur – Alternativen für Moorstandorte durch nasse Bewirtschaftung. Energetische Verwertung von Niedermoorbiomasse. Acker+plus 5/2010: 86–89.

Wichtmann W et al. (2010). Paludikultur – Nutzung nasser Moore: Perspektiven der energetischen Verwertung von Niedermoorbiomasse. Naturschutz und Landschaftspflege in Brandenburg 19 (3, 4): 211–218.

Wichmann S & Wichtmann W (2009). Bericht zum Forschungs- und Entwicklungsprojekt Energiebiomasse aus Niedermooren (ENIM). Institut für Botanik und Landschaftsökologie, Universität Greifswald. 190 S. Link.

Wichtmann W & Wichmann S (2009). Energetische Nutzung von Niedermoorbiomasse. In: Bioenergie – Chance und Herausforderung für die regeionale und globale Wirtschaft. Tagungsband zum 3.Rostocker Bioenergieforum. Institut für Umweltingenieurwesen, Band 23: 87–99.

Wichtmann W et al. (2009). Standortgerechte Landnutzung auf wiedervernässten Niedermooren – Klimaschutz durch Schilfanbau. Ökologisches Wirtschaften 1: 25–27.

Barz M (2008). Biomass Technology for Electricity Generation in Community, IIRE International Journal of Renewable Energy Vol. 3 No. 1.

Wichtmann W & Joosten H (2007). Paludiculture: peat formation and renewable resources from rewetted peatlands. IMCG-Newsletter 2007/3: 24–28.

Wichtmann W & Schäfer A (2007). Alternative management options for degraded fens – utilisation of biomass from rewetted peatlands. In: Okruszko T et al. (2007). Wetlands: Monitoring, Modeling and Management. Taylor & Francis/Balkema: Leiden, The Netherlands. pp. 273–279.

Schäfer A & Wichtmann W (2007). Restoring Drained Peatlands for Sustainable Use in Germany. In: Clewell A, Aronson J. Ecological Restoration. Principles, Values, and Structure of an Emerging Profession. Island Press. pp. 125–129.

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Alder plantation (Photo: A. Schäfer)
Project ALNUS – Restoration of fens by afforestation with Alder
Place Brudersdorf, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
Partner Landesforst Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF)
Funder German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU)
Duration 04/2002 – 09/2005
Publications

Schäfer A & Wichtmann W (2007). Restoring Drained Peatlands for Sustainable Use in Germany. Virtual filed trip 6. In: Clewell AF & Aronson J: Ecological Restoration. Pronciples, Values, and structure of an emerging profession. Island Press, Washington. pp 125 - 129.

Barthelmes A et al. (2006). Palaeoecological analysis of Alnus wood peats with special attention to non-pollen palynomorphs. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 141 (1–2): 33–51. DOI: 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2006.04.002.

Dannowski R & Dietrich O (2006). Schwarzerlenbestockung in wiedervernässten Flusstalmooren Mecklenburg-Vorpommerns: Wasserverbrauch und gebietshydrologische Wirkungen. Telma.

Prager A et al. (2006). Non-pollen palynomorphs from modern Alder carrs and their potential for interpreting microfossil data from peat. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 141 (1–2): 7–31.DOI: 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2006.03.015.

Wichtmann W & Schäfer A (2006). Alternative management options for degraded fens – utilisation of biomass from rewetted peatlands. In: Wethydro Proceedings. A.A. Balkema Publishers, Rotterdam.

Schäfer A (2005). Umweltverträgliche Erlenwirtschaft auf wieder vernässten Niedermoorstandorten. Beiträge für Forstwirtschaft und Landschaftsökologie 39 (4): 165–171.

Schäfer A (2005)- ALNUS – Renaturierung von Niedermooren durch Schwarzerlenbestockung. In: Weigel H-J & Dämmgen J (Hrsg). Biologische Senken für atmosphärischen Kohlenstoff in Deutschland. Sonderheft 280. Bundesforschungsanstalt für Landwirtschaft (FAL), Braunschweig, S. 113-119.

Schäfer A & Joosten H (Hrsg.) (2005). Erlenaufforstung auf wieder vernässten Niedermooren - ALNUS-Leitfaden. DUENE e.V., Greifswald, 68 S.

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Project MOOSGRÜN MOOSWEIT
Place Hankhauser Moor, Lower Saxony, Germany
Partner Deutsche Torfgesellschaft mbH (DTG), Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences (HWST), Hydrotelm and Dr. Dittrich & Partner Hydro-Consult GmbH (Hydrotelm), Research Institute for horticulture Bad Zwischenahn (LVG), Torfwerk Moorkultur Ramsloh Werner Koch GmbH & Co. KG (MoKuRa), Dr. Christoph Muster, University of Rostock Torfwerk Moorkultur Ramsloh Werner Koch GmbH & Co. KG (MoKuRa), University of Rostock, Carl-von-Ossietzky-University Oldenburg
Funder Federal Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMELV), Agency for Renewable Resources (FNR) Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Umwelt, Energie und Klimaschutz, European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Investitions- und Förderbank Niedersachsen (NBank)
Duration 10/2010 – 06/2014 02/2016 – 01/2019

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Project TORFMOOS MOOSFARM
Place Esterweger Dose, Lower Saxony, Germany
Partner Institute for Horticultural Teaching and Research in Hannover (LVG), MoKuRa - Torfwerk Moorkultur Ramsloh Werner Koch GmbH & Co. KG (MoKuRa), Agency of Lower Saxony for Mining, Energy and Geology in Bremen (NLfB) Hartmann Ingenieure GmbH (HI), Institute of Agricultural and Urban Ecological Projects at the Humboldt-University in Berlin (IASP), Klasmann-Deilmann GmbH (KD), Torfwerk Moorkultur Ramsloh Werner Koch GmbH & Co. KG (MoKuRa), mst-Dränbedarf GmbH (mst), Niedersächsische Rasenkulturen NIRA GmbH & Co. KG (NIRA)
Funder Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMELV), Agency for Renewable Resources (FNR) German Federal Ministry of Economy and Technology, joint project within the InnoNet Project, VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH Berlin
Duration 04/2004 – 11/2007 07/2007 – 04/2010

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Project Golden Helmet from the Peel: Study of the natural context of the finding place
Place Helenaveen, Niederlande
Duration 1994 – 2006
Publications Joosten H et al. (2006). De natuurlijke context van de vindplaats. In: Pouls JH & Crompvoets HJG (eds.): De Gouden Helm uit de Peel. Feiten en visies. Medelo, Meijel, 52 – 69, 141 - 142.

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Project Peatlands and carbon flows. Outlook and importance for the Netherlands Review Recovery strategies for nitrogen-sensitive habitats (PAS)
Place The Netherlands
Partner Wageningen University and Research centre, Utrecht University  
Funder PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency: Netherlands Research Programme on Scientific Assessment and Policy Analysis for Climate Change (WAB) Ministerie van Economische Zaken, Programmadirectie Natura 2000
Duration 2008 – 2009 2011 – 2015
Publications Verhagen A et al. (2009). Peatlands and carbon flows. Outlook and importance for the Netherlands. Report WAB 500102 027, Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency PBL, Bilthoven, 50p. Link.  

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Dragonfly in Western Ghats, Indien (Photo: H. Joosten)
Project Landschaftsbestandteile und kulturelle Praktiken der stark gefährdeten heiligen Süßwassersümpfe in den Westghats, Indien
Place Uttara Kannada, Karnataka, Indien
Partner Karnataka Forest Department
Funder Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Duration 2013 – 2015

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Tiguet, Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, Senegal (Photo: C. Tegetmeyer)
Project Analyses of Aquatic Warbler wintering habitats in Senegal
Place Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, Senegal
Funder MAVA Foundation, Analyses of Aquatic Warbler wintering habitats in Senegal
Duration 2008 – 2015
Publications

Tegetmeyer C et al. (2014). Modelling habitat suitability in the Aquatic Warbler wintering ground Djoudj National Park in Senegal. The Ostrich 85(1): 57–66. DOI: 10.2989/00306525.2014.892540.

Poluda A et al. (2012). First confirmed connectivity between breeding sites and wintering areas of the globally threatened Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola. Ringing & Migration 27(1): 57–59. DOI: 10.1080/03078698.2012.691250.

Tegetmeyer C et al. (2012). Moult and mobility of the Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola on the West African non-breeding grounds. Journal of Ornithology 153(4): 1045–1051. DOI: 10.1007/s10336-012-0833-3.

Arbeiter S & Tegetmeyer C (2011). Home range and habitat use by the Aquatic Warblers Acrocephalus paludicola on their wintering grounds in Northwestern Senegal. Acta Ornithologica 46: 117–126. DOI: 10.3161/000164511X625883.

Oppel S et al. (2011). High variation reduces the value of feather stable isotope ratios in identifying new wintering areas for aquatic warblers Acrocephalus paludicola in West Africa. Journal of Avian Biology 42(4): 342–354. DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-048X.2011.05252.x.

Buchanan GM et al. (2011). Identifying the potential wintering sites of the globally threatened Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola using remote sensing. The Ostrich 82(2): 81–85. DOI: 10.2989/00306525.2011.603461.

Flade M et al. (2011). Distribution, ecology and threat status of the Aquatic Warblers (Acrocephalus paludicola) wintering in West Africa. Journal of Ornithology 152 (Supplement 1): 129–140. DOI: 10.1007/s10336-011-0666-5.

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Project Audit Bargerveen
Place Haaksbergerveen, The Netherlands
Funder Staatsbosbeheer
Duration 2007
Publications Joosten H & Leidekker J (2007). Haaksbergerveen. Externe audit. Staatsbosbeheer, Driebergen, 36 p.

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Bargerveen (Photo: H. Joosten)
Project Audit Bargerveen
Place Bargerveen, The Netherlands
Funder Staatsbosbeheer
Duration 2014
Publications Grootjans AP et al. (2015). Bargerveen Externe audit 2014. Staatsbosbeheer, 58 p.

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Ciénega de Zapata  (Photo: H. Joosten)
Project Coastal mires in Cuba
Place Cuba
Duration 2012 – 2014
Publications Schaller C (2014). Naturraumkundliche Untersuchungen in Kubanischen Küstenmooren. Diploma Thesis, Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald.

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Flow Country, Scotland (Photo: H. Joosten)
Project "The Flow Country (Scotland) as a blanket bog landscape - A global evaluation" Support of RSPB against wind farm at Strathy South
Place Flow Country, Sutherland and Caithness, Scotland
Partner International Mire Conservation Group Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)
Funder Scottish Natural Heritage Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)
Duration 2015 – 2016 2015
Publications Szallies I (2016). Feasibility of nominating the Flow Country (Scotland) as a World Natural Heritage Site. Master Thesis, Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald.  

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Peat swamp forest in Kalimantan, Indonesia (Photo: H. Joosten)
Project Integrated Management of Peatlands for Biodiversity and Climate Change Central Kalimantan Peatland Project Kalimantan Forests and Climate Partnership
Place Kalimantan, Indonesia
Partner Wetlands International Headquarters, Wetlands International Indonesia programme Bogor, Global Environment Centre (GEC) Government of Central Kalimantan, University of Palangka Raya, Wetlands International, CARE Indonesia, WWF-Indonesia, Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Foundation Wetlands International, Deltares, CSIRO, Global Carbon Project, University of Helsinki, Remote Sensing Solutions, University of Leicester
Funder UNEP_GEF Government of the Netherlands Government of Australia
Duration 2003 – 2007 2007 – 2009 2009 – 2014
Publications Parish F et al. (eds) (2008). Assessment on peatlands, biodiversity and climate change. Global Environment Centre, Kuala Lumpur and Wetlands International Wageningen, 179 p.

CKPP Consortium (2008). Provisional Report of the Central Kalimantan Peatland Project. Palangka Raya. Link.

Dommain R et al. (2014). Carbon storage and release in Indonesian peatlands since the last deglaciation. Quaternary Science Reviews 97: 1-32. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2014.05.002.

Dommain R et al. (2011). Development and carbon sequestration of tropical peat domes in south-east Asia: links to postglacial sea-level changes and Holocene climate variability. Quaternary Science Reviews 30: 999-1010. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2011.01.018.

Dommain R et al. (2010). Hydrological self-regulation of domed peatlands in south-east Asia and consequences for conservation and restoration. Mires and Peat, Volume 6, Article 05, 1–17. Link.

Couwenberg J et al. (2010). Greenhouse gas fluxes from tropical peatlands in south-east Asia. Global Change Biology 16: 1715- 1732. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2009.02016.x.

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Walking through a swamp forest in Brunei (Photo: H. Joosten)
Project Tip-up pools in tropical peat domes
Place Mendaram, Brunei
Partner Brunei Heart of Borneo Centre, Brunei Forestry Department
Funder National Research Foundation Singapore
Duration 2011
Publication Dommain R et al. (2015). Forest dynamics and tip-up pools drive pulses of high carbon accumulation rates in a tropical peat dome in Borneo (Southeast Asia). Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeoscience 120. DOI: 10.1002/2014JG002796.

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Mire Ispani II (Photo: H. Joosten)
Project The percolation bog Ispani 2 in the Kolkheti plane (Georgia, Transcaucasia) with special respect to hydrology, vegetation, stratigraphy and paleoecology Kolkheti Mire Ecology Baseline Study and Monitoring Perspectives of Sphagnum farming in the Kolkheti lowland in Georgia
Place Imnati, Poti, Georgia
Partner Botanical Garden Batumi Makhindjauri
Funder Landesgraduiertenstipendium Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Integrated Coastal Zone Management Centre Georgia German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU-Stipendien-Programm)
Duration 1999 – 2002 2004 – 2006 2007 – 2010
Publications

Kaffke A (2008). Vegetation and site conditions of a Sphagnum percolation bog in the Kolkheti Lowlands (Georgia, Transcaucasia). Phytocoenologia, 38, 161–176. DOI: 10.1127/0340-269X/2008/0038-0161.

Kaffke A et al. (2002). Early 20th century Russian peat scientists as possible vectors for the establishment of Calluna vulgaris (Linnaeus) Hull in Georgian Sphagnum bogs. Suo 53: 61 – 66.

Kaffke A et al. (2000). Ispani II: the world’s first percolation bog. In: Québec 2000 Millenium Wetland Event, Program with Abstracts, p. 487.

de Klerk P et al. (2009). Vegetation history and environmental development since ca 6000 cal yr BP in and around Ispani 2 (Kolkheti lowlands, Georgia). Quaternary Science Reviews 28: 890-910. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2008.12.005.

Krebs M & Joosten H (2006). The Golden Fleece in trouble – the endangering of the Kolkheti peatlands (Georgia). International Mire Conservation Group Newsletter 2006/1: 6-9. Link.

Joosten H et al. (2003). The mires of the Kolkheti lowlands (Georgia). IMCG Newsletter 2003/3: 19 – 23. Link.

Machutadze I & Joosten H (2003). Kolkheti mires. Tchaobi, Makhindjauri (Georgia). 40 p.

Krebs M et al. (2016). Record growth of Sphagnum papillosum in Georgia (Transcaucasus): rain frequency, temperature and microhabitat as key drivers in natural bogs. Mires and Peat 18: Article 04, 1–16. DOI: 10.19189/MaP.2015.OMB.190.

Krebs M et al. (2009). A future for Ispani 2 (Kolkheti, Georgia) and adjacent lands. International Mire Conservation Group Newsletter 2009/2: 3-14. Link.

Krebs M et al. (2009). The mires of the Kolkheti Lowlands. In: Gegechkori, A., Joosten, H. (eds.). The biomes of the Caucasus. Draft for the IMCG Field Symposium Georgia/Armenia Sept. 2009.

Krebs M & Matchutadze I (2008). Kolkheti wetlands in 2008. International Mire Conservation Group Newsletter. 2008/1: 6-7. Link.

Krebs M (2008). Perspectives of Sphagnum farming in the Kolkheti lowland (Georgia): first results. Proceedings of the 14 th International Peat Congress. Tullamore. pp. 172-174.

Krebs M & Gaudig G (2005).Torfmoos (Sphagnum) als nachswachsender Rohstoff - Untersuchungen zur Maximierung der Produktivität von Sphagnum papillosum im Regendurchströmungsmoor Ispani 2 (Georgien) (Peat mosses (Sphagnum) as a renewable resource - Investigations on maximising productivity of Sphagnum papillosum in the percolation bog Ispani 2 (Georgia)). Telma 35: 171–189 (in German).

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Imnati mire (Photo: H. Joosten)
Project Kolkheti Mire Ecology Baseline Study and Monitoring
Place Imnati, Poti, Georgia
Partner Botanical Garden Batumi Makhindjauri
Funder Integrated Coastal Zone Management Centre Georgia
Duration 2004 – 2006
Publications

Haberl A et al. (2006). The Imnati mire in the Kolkheti lowland in Georgia. Peatlands International 2006/1: 35-38.

Haberl A (2006). Ecology and hydro-genesis of the Imnati mire (Kolkheti, Georgia): a contribution to the characterization of percolation bogs. Report prepared for the Integrated Coastal Zone Management Centre, Tbilisi. Institute of Botany and Landscape Ecology, Greifswald, 25 + VII p.

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Explaining peat stratigraphy during peat coring (Photo: M. Krebs)
Project Adaptation to Climate Change and Protection of Biodiversity through Conserving and Sustainably Using Wetlands in Turkey: Training for Trainers at Lake Abant
Place Lake Abant, Turkey
Funder German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Builiding and Nuclear Safety in the frame of the International Climate Protection Initiative, German Technical Cooperation (gtz)
Duration 2010

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Palm oil plantation Moulia, Gaboon (Photo: H. Joosten)
Project High Carbon Stock Study: Gaboon case study
Place Gaboon
Partner Remote Sensing Solutions GmbH
Funder Sime Darby
Duration 2015
Publications Raison J et al. (2015). Part 3: Gabon Case Study. The HCS+ methodology tested on the ground. The High Carbon Stock Science Study, pp. 75-104. Link.

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Otjironjuba spring at Waterberg, Namibia (Photo:
Project In search of spring mires in Namibia: the Waterberg area revisited
Place Waterberg, Namibia
Duration 2014
Publications Grootjans AP et al. (2015). In search of spring mires in Namibia: the Waterberg area revisited. Mires and Peat 15(10): 1–11. Link.

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Students on a rim raised bog at Tågdalen, Norway (Photo: H. Joosten)
Project Ridge/Rim raised bogs in central Norway
Place Tågdalen, Norway
Partner Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Duration 2006
Publikations Hildebrandt C (2008). Ridge raised bogs in central Norway – an ecological profile. Diploma thesis, Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald.

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Afroalpine mire (Carex-Dendrosenecio mire community) at Mount Elgon (Photo: R. Dommain)
Project Peatlands on the Ugandan side of Mount Elgon
Place Mount Elgon, Uganda
Partner Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA)
Duration 2004
Publikations Dommain R(2004). Peatlands on the Ugandan side of Mount Elgon. International Mire Conservation Group Newsletter 2004/3: 9–12. Link.

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Project Surface oscillation in peatlands – an example from New Zealand
Place Opuatia Wetland, New Zealand
Partner University of Waikato, New Zealand
Duration 2005 – 2006
Publikations Fritz C (2007). Spatiotemporal variability of reversible surface elevation changes in peatlands: Opuatia wetland, North Island, NZ. Diploma Thesis, Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University Greifswald.

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Peat coring in North Iran (Photo: H. Joosten)
Project Vegetation and mire developement in Northern Iran
Place Northern Iran
Partner University of Tehran, International Nature Conservation Academy, University of Urmia, Iran, Delft University of Technology
Funder German Research Foundation (DFG), Ministry of Science of Iran
Duration since 2005
Publications

Ramezani E et al. (2016). Between the mountains and the sea: Late Holocene Caspian Sea level fluctuations and vegetation history of the lowland forests of northern Iran. Quaternary International. DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2015.12.041.

Khakpour Saeej M et al. (2013). Palynological reconstruction of 1500 years of vegetation history of Veisar (N Iran). Rostaniha 14: 135-148. (in Persian with English abstract).

Ramezani E et al. (2013). Pollen–vegetation relationships in the central Caspian (Hyrcanian) forests of northern Iran. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 189: 38-49. DOI: 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2012.10.004.

Akhani H et al. (2010). Plant biodiversity of Hyrcanian relict forests, N Iran: An overview of the flora, vegetation, palaeoecology and conservation. Pakistan Journal of Botany 42: 231-258.

Ramezani E et al. (2008). The late-Holocene vegetation history of the Central Caspian (Hyrcanian) forests, Northern Iran. The Holocene 18: 305–319. DOI: 10.1177/0959683607086768.

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Winter in Vasjugan mire complex (Photo: H. Joosten)
Project Developement, Ecology and Conservation of Vasyugan peatland complex, the largest Peatland in the World
Place Vasjugan peatland complex, Oblast Tomsk, Russia
Partner Elena Lapshina (Yugra State University), Wladimir Bleuten (Utrecht University)
Funder Global Peatland Initiative
Duration 2001 – 2003
Publications Tanneberger F et al. (2003). Wohin auch das Auge blicket: Moore, Moorforschung und Moorschutz in Westsibirien. Telma 33: 209–229.

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Mire in Altay Mountains (Photo: H. Joosten)
Project Integrated management of wetlands in Ruoergai Plateau and Altai Mountains to support biodiversity conservation and sustainable development
Place Altay, Xinjiang, China
Partner Xinjiang Altaishan Forestry Bureau, Global Environment Centre (GEC)
Funder EU-China-Biodiversity Programme (ECBP)
Duration 2007 – 2010
Publications Abdusalih N et al. (2008). Peatlands of the Chinese Altay. Peatlands International 2008/2:24-27. Link.

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Ruoergai Plateau (Photo: M. Schumann)
Project Development, degradation and restoration of peatlands on the Ruoergai Plateau
Place Ruoergai Plateau, Sichuan, China
Partner Forestry bureau in Hongyuan, all partners of Wetlands International - China, Global Environment Centre (GEC), Sichuan Provincial Workstation for Wildlife Resources Survey Conservation and Management, Gansu Wildlife Administration Bureau
Funder UNEP-GEF project ‘Peatlands, Biodiversity and Climate Change’, EU-China-Biodiversity Programme (ECBP) project ‘Integrated management of wetlands in Ruoergai Plateau and Altai Mountains to support biodiversity conservation and sustainable development’
Duration since 2005
Publications

Gao Y, Schumann M, Zeng X & Chen H (2011). Changes of plant communities and soil properties due to degradation of alpine wetlands on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Environmental Protection and Ecology 12: 788-798.

Gao Y, Zeng X, Schumann M & Chen H (2011). Effectiveness of exclosures on restoration of degraded alpine meadow in the Eastern Tibetan Plateau. Arid Land Research and Management 25: 164-175. DOI: 10.1080/15324982.2011.554954.

Schumann M & Joosten H (2008). Peatland restoration assessment Rouergai Plateau. EU-China Biodiversity Programme, Wetlands International China Programme, Beijing, 49 p.

Joosten H, Haberl A & Schumann M (2008). Degradation and restoration of peatlands on the Tibetan Plateau. Peatlands International 2008/1: 31-35.

Joosten H & Schumann M (2007). Hydrogenetic aspects of peatland restoration in Tibet and Kalimantan. Global Environmental Research 11: 195-204.

Schumann M & Joosten H (2007). Development, degradation and restoration of peatlands on the Ruoergai Plateau: A first analysis. Wetlands International China Programme, Beijing, 52 p.

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Ob valley mire (Photo: F. Tannenberger)
Project Landscape Ecology and Palaeoecology of Ob Valley Mires near Tomsk / Western Siberia
Place Ob Valley mire, near Tomsk, Western Siberia
Partner Elena Lapshina (Yugra State University), Wladimir Bleuten and Martin Wassen (Utrecht University)
Duration 2001 – 2003
Publications

Schipper AM et al. (2007). Vegetation characteristics and eco-hydrological processes in a pristine mire in the Ob River valley (Western Siberia). Plant Ecology 193: 131-145. DOI: 10.1007/s11258-006-9253-x.

Tanneberger F, Hahne W, & Joosten H (2003). Wohin auch das Auge blicket: Moore, Moorforschung und Moorschutz in Westsibirien. Telma 33: 209 – 229.

Tanneberger, F. and Hahne W. (2003). Landscape Ecology and Palaeoecology of Ob Valley Mires near Tomsk / Western Siberia. Diploma Thesis, Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald.

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Project Peatland research in North-East China
Place Hani mire and others, Jilin, China
Partner Northeast Normal University Changchun, Jilin
Funder German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Duration since 2006
Publications

Stebich M et al. (2011). Comments on "Anti-phase oscillation of Asian monsoons during the Younger Dryas period: Evidence from peat cellulose δ13C of Hani, Northeast China" by B. Hong, Y.T. Hong, Q.H. Lin, Yasuyuki Shibata, Masao Uchida, Y.X. Zhu, X.T. Leng, Y. Wang and C.C. Cai [Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 297 (2010) 214-222]. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 310:464-470. DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2011.06.004.

Thiele A (2008). Vegetationsgeschichte eines Talmoores in Nordost-China. Telma, 38:79–100.

Schröder C et al. (2007). Hani-Mire – A percolation mire in Northeast China. Peatlands International, 2007/2:21-24.

Thiele A & Schröder C (2007). Das Hani-Moor im Nordosten Chinas (Jilin) - Moorökologische und landschaftsökologische Untersuchungen eines Talmoores (German with Engl. Summary). Diploma thesis, Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald.

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Yakutia (Photo: H. Joosten)
Project Guest lectorship in Quarternary Palynology
Place Yakutsk, Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Russia
Partner Biological and Geographical Faculty, North-Eastern Federal University (NEFU)
Funder German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Duration 2003

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Rice paddies in Vietnam (Photo: H. Joosten)
Project Palaeoecology of the Red River Delta in the Holocene: A palynological approach
Place Red River, Vietnam
Partner Vietnam National University (VNU), State Museum of Natural History Karlsruhe
Funder Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam (MOET)
Duration 2003 – 2006
Publications

Nguyen TD et al. (2015). Presence of Camptotheca in the Red River Delta (North Vietnam) during the Holocene revealed by palynological studies. European Journal of Medicinal Plants, 5:260-271. Link

Nguyen TD (2006). Palaeoecology of the Red River Delta in the Holocene : a palynological approach. Greifswald, Univ., Dissertation.

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Chokurdach (Photo: H. Joosten)
Project Polygons in tundra wetlands: state and dynamics under climate variability in Polar Regions (POLYGON)
Place Chokurdakh, Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Russia
Partner Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), Moscow State Lomonosov-University (MSU), Herzen State Pedagogical University, University of Hamburg, North-Eastern Federal University (NEFU)
Funder German Research Foundation (DFG), German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Duration since 2003
Publications

Teltewskoi A et al. (2016). 4000 years of changing wetness in a permafrost polygon peatland (Kytalyk, NE Siberia): A comparative high-resolution multi-proxy study. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes 27: 76–95. DOI: 10.1002/ppp.1869.

Gao Y & Couwenberg J (2015). Carbon accumulation in a permafrost polygon peatland: steady long-term rates in spite of shifts between dry and wet conditions. Global Change Biology, 21:803–815, DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12742.

de Klerk P et al. (2014). Vegetation patterns, pollen deposition and distribution of non-pollen palynomorphs in an ice-wedge polygon near Kytalyk (NE Siberia), with some remarks on Arctic pollen morphology. Polar Biology, 37:1393–1412, DOI: 10.1007/s00300-014-1529-3.

Donner N et al. (2012). Patterns in polygon mires in north-eastern Yakutia, Siberia: The role of vegetation and water. In: Lindholm T & Heikkilä R (eds.): Mires from pole to pole. The Finnish Environment, 38:19-30. Link

de Klerk P et al. (2011). Short-term dynamics of a low-centred ice-wedge polygon near Chokurdakh (NE Yakutia, NE Siberia) and climate change during the last ca. 1250 years. Quaternary Science Reviews, 30:3013-3031, DOI :10.1016/j.quascirev.2011.06.016.

Minke M et al (2009). Patterns in vegetation composition, surface height and thaw depth in polygon mires in the Yakutian Arctic (NE Siberia): A microtopographical characterisation of the active layer. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 20:357–368, DOI: 10.1002/ppp.663.

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Vegetation survey close to Pokhodsk (Photo: H. Joosten)
Project Polygons in tundra wetlands: state and dynamics under climate variability in Polar Regions (POLYGON)
Place Chersky, Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Russia
Partner Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), Moscow State Lomonosov-University (MSU), Herzen State Pedagogical University, University of Hamburg, North-Eastern Federal University (NEFU)
Funder German Research Foundation (DFG), German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Duration since 2003
Publications

Minke M et al. (2008). Spatial and temporal variation in carbon accumulation in a Northeast Siberian arctic polygon mire over the last millennium. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 10, EGU2008-A-07425.

Minke M et al. (2007). Distribution, diversity, development and dynamics of polygon mires: examples from Northeast Yakutia (Siberia). Peatlands International 2007/1:36-40.

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Project Ecology and palaeoecology of Alborn Fen (Minnesota) with special attention to pattern formation
Place Alborn Fen, Minnesota, USA
Partner Paul Glaser, University of Minnesota
Funder German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Publikationen Dommain R (2007). Ecology and palaeoecology of Alborn Fen (Minnesota) with special attention to pattern formation. Diploma Thesis, Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald.

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Rano Aroi mire (Photo: O. Margalef)
Project Geochemistry and peatland infill characterizations of Rano Aroi (Easter Island) as indicators of long-term wetland environmental evolution
Place Rano Aroi, Easter Island, Chile
Partner Olga Margalef, Institute of Earth Sciences Jaume Almera CSIC, Barcelona, Spain
Funder Spanish Ministry of Science and Education (LAVOLTER, GEOBILA and CONSOLIDER GRACCIE)
Publications Margalef O et al. (2013). A 70,000 year multiproxy record of climatic and environmental change from Rano Aroi peatland (Easter Island). Global and Planetary Change, 108:72-84, DOI: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2013.05.016.

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Marcapomacocha bofedales peatland (Photo: H. Joosten)
Project Mires in the Peruvian Andes
Place Peru
Publications

Passuni EO and Maldonado Fonkén MS (2014/2015). Relationships between aquatic invertebrates, water quality and vegetation in an Andean peatland system. Mires and Peat 15: Art. 14. Link.

Maldonado Fonkén, M.S. (2014): An introduction to the bofedales of the Peruvian High Andes. Mires and Peat 15: Art. 5. Link.

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Val de Andorra, Tierra del Fuego (Photo: W. Hahne)
Project Peatlands in Tierra del Fuego
Place Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
Partner University of Groningen, Radboud University Nijmegen, Universidad Nacional de Tierra del Fuego, Antártida e Islas del Atlántico Sur, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Duration since 2000
Publications

Grootjans A et al. (2014). Mires and mire types of Peninsula Mitre, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. Mires and Peat 14: Art. 1. Link.

Grootjans A et al. (2010). Ecohydrological features of some contrasting mires in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. Mires and Peat 6: Art. 1. Link.

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Project Revitalisation of the Nature Conservation Area (NSG) "Hangquellmoor Binsenberg"
Place Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
Partner Water and Soil Association "Lower Tollense – Middle Peene" (Jarmen), Land Association (Landgesellschaft) Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (Leetzen), Engineering firm Seidlein and Schmidt (Stralsund and Demmin), Planning office ILN plus (Greifswald), Professorship for hydrology at the University of Rostock
Funder FöRiGeF, ELER-Programme/EU
Duration 2012 – 2013

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Project Peatland revitalisation in the Sernitz Valley
Place Brandenburg, Germany
Partner Landesamt für Umwelt, Gesundheit und Verbraucherschutz (LUGV) Brandenburg
Funder Naturschutzfonds Brandenburg, EULife, Natura 2000
Duration 10/2011 – 03/2017

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Project Paludiculture and Adapted Peatland Protection in Brandenburg
Place Brandenburg, Germany
Partner Engineering consultancy p2m (Berlin)
Funder Landesamt für Umwelt, Gesundheit und Verbraucherschutz (LUGV) Brandenburg
Duration 08/2011 – 12/2012

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Project Preservation and Restoration of Alkaline Fens in Brandenburg
Place Brandenburg, Germany
Partner Naturschutzfonds Brandenburg
Funder Naturschutzfonds Brandenburg, EULife, Natura 2000
Duration 01/2010 – 06/2015

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Project Peatlands in the EU Regulatory Environment Case Study from the New Member States (Poland)
Place Poland
Partner Generalna Dyrekcja Ochrony Środowiska (GDOS)
Duration 05/2015 – 11/2015

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Project Ecosystem functions of peatlands in Kyrgyzstan’s high mountains
Place Kyrgystan
Partner Faculty of Agriculture and Horticulture, Humboldt University, Berlin, Informus GmbH, Camp Alatoo, Ministry of Agriculture in the Kyrgyz Republic, Kyrgyz National Agrarian University
Funder "Capacity development for sustainable energy and climate policy in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia"-programme of the International Climate Initiative (ICI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GiZ)
Duration 12/2012 – 12/2013
Publications Brochure "Peatlands ecosystems in Kyrgyztan" (German/Russian only), Link.

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Project Peatland restauration in Ukraine
Place Ukraine
Partner Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB, Great Britain), Ukrainian Society for the Protection of Birds (USPB, Ukraine), Government of Ukraine
Funder International Climate Initiative (ICI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW)
Duration 12/2009 – 12/2012

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Project Rewetting and Sustainable Management of Peatlands - A Climate Protection Project with Benefits for the Economy and Biodiversity
Place Belarus
Partner Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB, Great Britain), APB-Birdlife Belarus, Environmental programme of the UN (UNDP) in Belarus, Ministry for Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus
Funder International Climate Initiative (ICI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW)
Laufzeit 11/2008 – 12/2011
Publications Tanneberger F et al. (2011). Carbon credits from peatland rewetting Climate – biodiversity – land use. Schweizerbart Science Publishers, Stuttgart.

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Project Wetland Energy - Sustainable Use of Wet Peatlands in Belarus
Place Belarus
Partner International Sacharov Environmental University (ISEU), Institute for Nature Management (IfNM), National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, BelTopGaz Lida Peat Factory
Funder EuropeAid-programme "Environmental protection and sustainable cultivation of natural resources, including energy” (European Commission)
Duration 12/2010 – 12/2015
Publications

Wichtmann W et al. (2014). Combustibility of biomass from wet fens in Belarus and its potential as a substitute for peat in fuel briquettes. Mires and Peat, Volume 13 (2013/2014), Article 6:1–10. Link

Wichtmann W et al. (2012). Production of biomass in wet peatlands (paludiculture). The EU-AID project `Wetland Energy` in Belarus – solutions for the substitution of fossil fuels (peat briquettes) by biomass from wet peatlands. Bioenergieforum Rostock. Link

Wichtmann W et al. (2012). Using biomass as a substitute for peat – examples for wet peatland management (paludiculture) in Belarus. Proceedings of the IPS congress in Stockholm, June 2012. Link

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Project Assessing the carbon footprint of the Zehlau Mire
Place Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia
Partner NGO Natural Heritage Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad University, Ecological-historical Museum at Wystiter Lake/Kaliningrad
Funder German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, Federal Envirnoment Agency within the Legal Aid Program for Environmental Protection in Central and Eastern European countries
Duration 10/2009 – 10/2010
Publications Schwill S et al. (2010). Greenhouse gas emissions of peatlands; Methodology for the assessment of climate relevance – case study Zehlau peatland. Michael Succow Foundation, Greifswald.

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Project Peatland Restoration in Russia Restoration and Preservation of Peatlands in the European Part of Russia – Development of a Decision Support System (DSS)
Place European part of Russia (Moscow, Tver, Vladimir, Nizhny Novgorod) European part of Russia
Partner Wetlands International (Netherlands, Russia), Institute of Forest Science at the Russian Academy of Sciences Wetlands International (Russia), Institute of Forest Science at the Russian Academy of Sciences
Funder International Climate Initiative (ICI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) International Climate Initiative of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety through the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (gtz) GmbH
Duration 07/2011 – 12/2016 01/2010 – 12/2010
Publications   Abel S et al. (2011). A Decision Support System for degraded abandonded peatlands illustrated by reference to peatlands in the Russian Federation. Michael Succow Foundation, Greifswald.

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Project Restoration potentials of percolation mires
Place Polders of Trebel and Peene valley, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
Funder Ministry of Agriculture, the Environment and Consumer Protection of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, programme FöRiGeF
Duration 10/2009 – 09/2012
Publications Zerbe S et al. (2013). Restoration of ecosystem services after 10 years of rewetting peatlands in NE Germany. Environmental Management, 51:1194–1209, DOI: 10.1007/s00267-013-0048-2.

Steffenhagen P et al. (2012). Biomass and nutrient stock of submersed and floating macrophytes in shallow lakes formed by rewetting of degraded fens. Hydrobiologia, 692(1):99-109, DOI: 10.1007/s10750-011-0833-y.

Schulz K et al. (2011). The effect of flooding on carbon and nutrient standing stocks of helophyte biomass in rewetted fens. Hydrobiologia, 674(1):25-40, DOI: 10.1007/s10750-011-0782-5.

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Project Eurasian Peatlands in a changing climate Carbo-North – Quantifying the carbon budget in Northern Russia: past, present, future
Place Salmisuo mire complex, Mekrijärvi, Karelia, Finland Salmisuo mire complex, Mekrijärvi, Karelia, Finland
Funder German Research Foundation (DFG), Emmy Noether-Programm European Union Sixth Framework Programme (FP6)
Duration 01/2007 – 03/2016 11/2006 – 04/2010
Publications

Gazovic M et al. (2013). Hydrology driven ecosystem respiration determines the carbon balance of a boreal peatland. Science of the Total Environment, 463-464:675–682, DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.06.077.

Dorodnikov M et al. (2011). Plant-mediated CH4 transport and contribution of photosynthates to methanogenesis at a boreal mire: a 14C pulse-labeling study. Biogeosciences, 8(8):2365-2375, DOI: 10.5194/bg-8-2365-2011.

Forbrich I et al. (2011). Cross-evaluation of measurements of peatland methane emissions on microform and ecosystem scales using high-resolution landcover classification and source weight modelling. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 151(7):864–874, DOI: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2011.02.006.

Forbrich I et al. (2010). A comparison of linear and exponential regression for estimating diffusive CH4 fluxes by closed-chamber in peatlands. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 42(3):507-515, DOI: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2009.12.004.

Wu J et al. (2010). Evapotranspiration dynamics in a boreal peatland and its impact on the water and energy balance. Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, G04038, DOI: 10.1029/2009JG001075.

Jager DF et al. (2009). The influence of summer seasonal extremes on dissolved organic carbon export from a boreal peatland catchment: Evidence from one dry and one wet growing season. Science of the Total Environment, 407(4):1373-1382, DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2008.10.005.

Schneider J et al. (2009). Overestimation of CO2 respiration fluxes by the closed chamber method in low-turbulence nighttime conditions. Journal of Geophysical Research, 114, G03005, DOI: 10.1029/2008JG000909.

Becker T et al. (2008). Do we miss the hot spots? – The use of very high resolution aerial photographs to quantify carbon fluxes in peatlands. Biogeosciences, 5:1387-1393, DOI: 10.5194/bg-5-1387-2008.

Gazovic M et al. (2013). Hydrology driven ecosystem respiration determines the carbon balance of a boreal peatland. Science of the Total Environment, 463-464:675–682, DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.06.077.

Schneider J et al. (2009). Overestimation of CO2 respiration fluxes by the closed chamber method in low-turbulence nighttime conditions. Journal of Geophysical Research, 114, G03005, DOI: 10.1029/2008JG000909.

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Oak at Anklamer Stadtbruch (Photo: Scharnweber)
Project ICLEA - Virtual Institute of Integrated Climate and Landscape Evolution Analyses
Place Anklamer Stadtbruch, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
Funder Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres
Duration 01/2012 – 12/2016
Publications Scharnweber T (2015). New insights for the interpretation of ancient bog oak chronologies? Reactions of oak (Quercus robur L.) to a sudden peatland rewetting. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 417:534–543, DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2014.10.017.

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Project Eurasian Peatlands in a changing climate Carbo-North - Quantifying the carbon budget in Northern Russia: past, present, future
Place Ust-Pojeg mire complex, Komi Republic, NW-Russia Ust-Pojeg mire complex, Komi Republic, NW-Russia
Funder German Research Foundation (DFG), Emmy Noether-Programm European Union Sixth Framework Programme (FP6)
Duration 01/2007 – 03/2016 11/2006 – 04/2010
Publications

Runkle BRK (2014). The surface energy balance and its drivers in a boreal peatland fen of northwestern Russia. Journal of Hydrology, 511:359-373, DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.01.056.

Schneider J et al. (2012). Carbon dioxide exchange fluxes of a boreal peatland over a complete growing season, Komi Republic, NW Russia. Biogeochemistry, 111:485-513, DOI: 10.1007/s10533-011-9684-x.

Gazovic M et al. (2010). Diurnal dynamics of CH4 from a boreal peatland during snowmelt. Tellus B, 62(3):133–139, DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0889.2010.00455.x.

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Tree coring at the Maennikjaerve bog (Photo: AG Wilmking)
Project Eurasian Peatlands in a changing climate
Place Maennikjaerve bog, Estland
Funder German Research Foundation (DFG), Emmy Noether-Programm
Duration 01/2007 – 03/2016
Publications Smiljanic M et al. (2014). Peatland pines as a proxy for water table fluctuations: Disentangling tree growth, hydrology and possible human influence. Science of the Total Environment, 500-501:52–63, DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.08.056.