PEAT Publications

Follow #PeatTwitter and #PeatPaper on Twitter for new peat papers


Wu, Y., X. Xu, C.P.R. McCarter, N. Zhang, M.A. Ganzoury, J.M. Waddington, C.-F. de Lannoy (2022) Assessing leached TOC, nutrients and phenols from peatland soils after lab-simulated wildfires: Implications to source water protection. Science of the Total Environment.

Schmidt, M., S. Davidson, M. Strack (2022) CO2 uptake decreased and CH4 emissions increased in first two years of peatland seismic line restoration. Wetlands Ecology and Management.

Gaffney, P.P.J., M.H. Hancock, M.A. Taggart, R. Andersen (2022) Restoration of afforested peatland: Effects on pore- and surface-water quality in relation to differing harvesting methods. Ecological Engineering.

Cole, L.E.S, C.M. Åkesson, K. Anggi Hapsari, D. Hawthorne, K.H. Roucoux, N.T. Girkin, H.V. Cooper, M.J. Ledger, P. O’Reilly, S.A. Thornton (2022) Tropical peatlands in the anthropocene: Lessons from the past. Anthropocene.

Hupperts, S.F., E.A. Lilleskov (2022) Predictors of taxonomic and functional composition of black spruce seedling ectomycorrhizal fungal communities along peatland drainage gradients. Mycorrhiza.

Putra, S.S., A.J. Baird, J. Holden (2022) Modelling the performance of bunds and ditch dams in the hydrological restoration of tropical peatlands. Hydrological Processes.

Hermans, R., R. McKenzie, R. Andersen, Y.A. Teh, N. Cowie, J.-A. Subke (2022) Net soil carbon balance in afforested peatlands and separating autotrophic and heterotrophic soil CO2 effluxes. Biogeosciences.

Marshall, C., H.P. Sterk, P.J. Gilbert, R. Andersen, A.V. Bradley, A. Sowter, S. Marsh, D.J. Large (2022) Multiscale Variability and the Comparison of Ground and Satellite Radar Based Measures of Peatland Surface Motion for Peatland Monitoring. Remote Sensing.

Mazzola, V., M.P. Perks, J. Smith, J. Yeluripati, G. Xenakis (2022) Assessing soil carbon dioxide and methane fluxes from a Scots pine raised bog-edge-woodland. Journal of Environmental Management.


Harris, L.I., K. Richardson, K.A. Bona, S.J. Davidson, S.A. Finkelstein, M. Garneau, J. McLaughlin, F. Nwaishi, D. Olefeldt, M. Packalen, N. Roulet, F.M. Southee, M. Strack, K.L. Webster, S.L. Wilkinson, J.C. Ray (2021) The essential carbon service provided by northern peatlands. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.

Andrews, L.O., J.G. Rowson, S.J.M. Caporn, N.B. Dise, E. Barton, E. Garrett, W.R. Gehrels, M. Gehrels, M. Kay, R.J. Payne (2021) Plant community responses to experimental climate manipulation in a Welsh ombrotrophic peatland and their palaeoenvironmental context. Global Change Biology.

Swinnen, W., N. Broothearts, G. Verstraeten (2021) Modelling long-term alluvial-peatland dynamics in temperate river floodplains. Biogeosciences.

Campeau, A., D. Vachon, K. Bishop, M.B. Nilsson, M.B. Wallin (2021) Autumn destabilization of deep porewater CO2 store in a northern peatland driven by turbulent diffusion. Nature Communications.

Norris, J., B. Matzdorf, R. Barghusen, C. Schulze, B. v. Gorcum (2021) Viewpoints on Cooperative Peatland Management: Expectations and Motives of Dutch Farmers. Land.

Kiely, L., D.V. Spracklen, S.R. Arnold, E. Papargyropoulou, L. Conibear, C. Wiedinmyer, C. Knote, H.A. Adrianto (2021) Assessing costs of Indonesian fires and the benefits of restoring peatland. Nature Communications.

Geary, B.R., R. Everett (2021) Running out of time? Peatland rehabilitation, archaeology and cultural ecosystem services. Mires and Peat. doi: 10.19189/MaP.2021.KHR.StA.2195

Serk, H., M.B. Nilsson, E. Bohlin, I. Ehlers, T. Wieloch, C. Olid, S. Grover, K. Kalbitz, J. Limpens, T. Moore, W. Münchberger, J. Talbot, X. Wang, K.-H. Knorr, V. Pancotto, J. Schleucher (2021) Global CO2 fertilization of Sphagnum peat mosses via suppression of photorespiration during the twentieth century. Scientific Reports.

Magnan, G., N. Sanderson, S. Pratte (2021). Widespread recent ecosystem state shifts in high-latitude peatlands of northeastern Canada and implications for carbon sequestration. Global Change Biology.

McCarter, CPR, Wilkinson, SL, Moore, PA, Waddington, JM (2021) Ecohydrological trade-offs from multiple peatland disturbances: The interactive effects of drainage, harvesting, restoration and wildfire in a southern Ontario bog. Journal of Hydrology

Elmes, M, Davidson, SJ, Price, JS (2021) Ecohydrological interactions in a boreal fen-swamp complex, Alberta, Canada. Ecohydrology

Engering, A, Davidson, SJ, Xu, B, Bird, M, Rochefort, L, Strack, M (2021) Restoration of a Boreal Peatland Impacted by an In-Situ Oil Sands Well-Pad 2. Greenhouse gas exchange dynamics. Restoration Ecology

Davidson, SJ, Goud, EM, Malhotra, A, Estey, CO, Korsah, P, Strack, M. (2021) Linear disturbances shift boreal peatland plant communities toward earlier peak greenness. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences

Drever, CR et al. (inc. Davidson, SJ) (2021) Natural Climate Solutions for Canada. Science Advances, Vol. 7, no. 23, eabd6034 doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abd6034

Irvine, S, Davidson, SJ, Price, JS, Strack, M (2021) Dissolved organic carbon production and transport within a constructed fen watershed in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region, Alberta, Canada. Journal of Hydrology, 126493 

Beaulne, J, Garneau, M, Magnan, J, Boucher, É (2021) Peat deposits store more carbon than trees in forested peatlands of the boreal biome. Scientific Reports 11: 2657,

Davidson, SJ, Smith, M, Prystupa, E, Murray, K, Nwaishi, FC, Petrone, RM, Strack, M (2021) High sulfate concentrations maintain low methane emissions at a constructed fen over the first seven years of ecosystem development. Science of The Total Environment, 148014,

Wilkinson, S, Furukawa, AK, Wotton, BM, Waddington, JM (2021) Mapping smouldering fire potential in boreal peatlands and assessing interactions with the wildland-human interface in Alberta, Canada. International Journal of Wildland Fire.

Evans, C, Peacock, M, Baird, A, Artz, R, Craig, E, Burden, A, Callaghan, N, Chapman, P, Cooper, H, Coyle, M, Cumming, A, Dixon, S, Helfter, C, Heppell, C, Holden, J, Gauci, V, Grayson, R, Jones, D, Kaduk, J, Levy, PE, Matthews, R, McNamara, N, Misselbrook, T, Oakley, S, Page, S, Rayment, M, Ridley, L, Stanley, K, Williamson, J, Worrall, F, Morrison, R (2021) Overriding water table control on managed peatland greenhouse gas emissions. Nature,

Davies, MA, McLaughlin, JW, Packalen, MS, & Finkelstein, SA (2021) Using water table depths inferred from testate amoebae to estimate Holocene methane emissions from the Hudson Bay Lowlands, Canada. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 126, e2020JG005969.

Davies, M, Blewett, J, Naafs, B, & Finkelstein, S (2021) Ecohydrological controls on apparent rates of peat carbon accumulation in a boreal bog record from the Hudson Bay Lowlands, northern Ontario, Canada. Quaternary Research, 1-14.

Ackley, C, Tank, SE, Haynes, KM, Rezanezhad, F, McCarter, C, Quinton, WL (2021) Coupled hydrological and geochemical impacts of wildfire in peatland-dominated regions of discontinuous permafrost. Science of the Total Environment. 782:146841.

Peacock, M, Audet, J, Bastviken, D, Futter, MN, Gauci, V, Grinham, AR, Harrison, JA, Kent, MS, Kosten, S, Lovelock, CE (2021) Global importance of methane emissions from drainage ditches and canals. Environmental Research Letters.

Moody, CS, Worrall, F (2021) Towards understanding organic matter fluxes and reactivity in surface waters: Filtering impact on DOC and POC degradation. Hydrological Processes, 35:e14067

Lees, KJ, Artz, RRE, Chandler, D, Aspinal, T, Boulton, CA, Buxton, J, Cowie, NR, Lenton, TM (2021) Using remote sensing to assess peatland resilience by estimating soil surface moisture and drought recovery. Science of The Total Environment, 760, 143312

Lees, K, Khomik, M, Quaife, T, Clark,JM, Hill, T, Klein, D, Ritson, J, Artz, RRE (2021) Assessing the reliability of peatland GPP measurements by remote sensing: From plot to landscape, Science of the Total Environment


Burdun, I, Bechtold, M, Sagris, V, Komisarenko, V, De Lannoy, G, Mander, Ü (2020) A Comparison of Three Trapezoid Models Using Optical and Thermal Satellite Imagery for Water Table Depth Monitoring in Estonian Bogs. Remote Sensing, 12 (12), 1980. DOI: 10.3390/rs12121980.

Burdun, I, Bechtold, M, Sagris, V, Lohila, A, Humphreys, E, Desai, A.R, Nilsson, MB, De Lannoy, G, Mander, Ü (2020) Satellite Determination of Peatland Water Table Temporal Dynamics by Localizing Representative Pixels of A SWIR-Based Moisture Index. Remote Sensing, 12 (18), 2936. DOI: 10.3390/rs12182936

Bechtold, M, De Lannoy, G, Reichle, RH, Roose, D, Balliston, N, Burdun, I, Devito, K,  Kurbatova, J, Munir, TM, Zarov, EA (2020) Improved Groundwater Table and L-band Brightness Temperature Estimates for Northern Hemisphere Peatlands Using New Model Physics and SMOS Observations in a Global Data Assimilation Framework. Remote Sensing of the Environment. DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2020.111805.

Andrews, L.O, Payne, RJ, Swindle, GT (2020) Testate amoebae as non-pollen palynomorphs in pollen slides: Usefulness and application in palaeoenvironmental reconstruction, Geological Society

Geange, SR, von Oppen, J, Strydom, T, Boakye, M, Gauthier, T-L et al. (2020) Next-generation field courses: Integrating Open Science and Online Learning, Ecology and Evolution

Lemmer, M, Rochefort, L, Strack, M (2020) Greenhouse Gas Emissions Dynamics in Restored Fens after In-Situ Oil Sands Well Pad Disturbances of Canadian Boreal Peatlands. Front. Earth. Sci.

Lees, KJ, Artz, RRE, Chandler, D, Aspinall, T, Boulton, CA, Buxton, J, Cowie, NR, Lennton, TM. (2020) Using remote sensing to assess peatland resilience by estimating soil surface moisture and drought recovery. Science of the Total Environment

Thornton, SA., Setiana, E., Yoyo, K., Dudin, Yulintine, Harrison, ME., Page, SE., Upton, C. (2020) Towards biocultural approaches to peatland conservation: The case for fish and livelihoods in Indonesia. Environmental Science and Policy, 114, 341-351

Wilkinson, SL., Tekatch, AM, Markle CE, Moore, PA, Waddington, JM. (2020) Shallow peat is most vulnerable to high peat burn severity during wildfire. Environmental Research Letters, 15 104032

Gupta, PK., Gharedaghloo, B., Lynch, M., Cheng, J., Strack, M., Charles, TC., Price, JS. (2020) Dynamics of microbial populations and diversity in NAPL contaminated peat soil under varying water table conditions, Environmental Research,

Brown, SL., Goulsbra, CS., Evans, MG., Heath, T., Shuttleworth, E. (2020) Low Cost CO2 Sensing: A Simple Microcontroller Approach with Calibration and Field Use, Hardware X, e00136,

Perryman, CR., McCalley, CK., Malhotra, A., Fahnestock, MF., Kashi, NN., Bryce, JG., Giesler, R., Varner, RK (2020) Thaw Transitions and Redox Conditions Drive Methane Oxidation in a Permafrost Peatland, Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 124:3,

Malhotra, A.,Brice, DJ., Childs, J., Graham, JD., Hobbie, EA., Stel, HV., Feron, SC., Hanson, PJ., Iverson, CM. (2020) Peatland warming strongly increases fine-root growth, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci.,

Davidson, SJ., Goud, EM., Franklin, C., Nielsen, SE., Strack, M. (2020) Seismic Line Disturbance Alters Soil Physical and Chemical Properties Across Boreal Forest and Peatland Soils, Front. Earth. Sci., 8:281.

Riva, F., Pinzon, J., Acorn, JH., Nielsen, SE. (2020) Composite Effects of Cutlines and Wildfire Result in Fire Refuges for Plants and Butterflies in Boreal Treed Peatlands, Ecosystems

Deane, PJ., Wilkinson, SL., Moore, PA., Waddington, JM. (2020) Seismic Lines in Treed Boreal Peatlands as Analogs for Wildfire Fuel Modification Treatments, Fire,

Heffernan, L., Estop‐Aragonés, C., Knorr, K-H., Talbot, J.,  Olefeldt, D. (2020)  Long‐term Impacts of Permafrost Thaw on Carbon Storage in Peatlands: Deep Losses Offset by Surficial Accumulation, Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, ://

Harris, L., Roulet, NT., Moore, TR (2020) Drainage reduces the resilience of a boreal peatland, Environmental Research Communications, DOI:

van Huizen, B., Petrone, R. (2020) Quantifying the spatial variability of melting seasonal ground ice and its influence on potential evapotranspiration spatial variability in a boreal peatland, Hydrological Processes, DOI:

McCarter, C, Rezanezhad, F., Quinton, W., Gharedaghloo, B., Lennartz, B., Price, J., Connon, R., Van Cappellen, P. (2020) Pore-scale controls on hydrological and geochemical processes in peat: Implications on interacting processes, Earth Science Reviews, DOI:

Rezanezhad, F., McCarter, C., Lennartz, B. (2020) Wetland Biogeochemistry: Response to Environmental Change. Frontiers in Environmental Science – Biogeochemical Dynamics, DOI:


Lane, D*., McCarter, C*., Richardson, M., McConnell, C., Field, T., Yao, H., Arhonditsis, G., Mitchell, C.P.J. (2019) Wetlands and low gradient topography are associated with longer hydrologic transit times in Precambrian Shield headwater catchments, Hydrological Processes, DOI: *Authors contributed equally to the manuscript

Burke, SA., Wik, M., Lang, A., Contosta, AR., Palace, M., Crill, PM., Varner, RK. (2019) Long-Term Measurements of Methane Ebullition From Thaw Ponds, Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 124:7,

%d bloggers like this: