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Artz RRE, Coyle M, Donaldson‐Selby G, Morrison R (2022) Net carbon dioxide emissions from an eroding Atlantic blanket bog. Biogeochemistry 159:233-250.

Cole LES, Åkesson CM, Anggi Hapsari K, Hawthorne D, Roucoux KH, Girkin NT, Cooper HV, Ledger MJ, O’Reilly P, Thornton SA (2022) Tropical peatlands in the anthropocene: Lessons from the past. Anthropocene.

Davidson SJ, Dazé E, Byun E, Hiler D, Kangur M, Talbot J, Finkelstein SA, Strack M (2022) The unrecognized importance of carbon stocks and fluxes from swamps in Canada and the USA. Environmental Research Letters.

Errington RC, Macdonald SE, Melnycky NA, Bhatti JS (2022) Estimating lichen biomass in northern forests and peatlands of northwestern Canada in a changing climate. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research.

Gaffney PPJ, Hancock MH, Taggart MA, Andersen R (2022) Restoration of afforested peatland: Effects on pore- and surface-water quality in relation to differing harvesting methods. Ecological Engineering.

Heffernan L, Jassey VEJ, Frederickson M, MacKenzie MD, Olefeldt D (2022) Constraints on potential enzyme activities in thermokarst bogs: Implications for the carbon balance of peatlands following thaw. Global Change Biology.

Heffernan L, Cavaco MA, Bhatia MP, Estop-Aragonés C, Knorr K-H, Olefeldt D (2022) High peatland methane emissions following permafrost thaw: enhanced acetoclastic methanogenesis during early successional stages. Biogeosciences.

Helbig M, Waddington JW, Alekseychik P, Amiro B, Aurela M, Barr AG, Black TA, Carey SK, Chen J, Chi J et al. (2022) The biophysical climate mitigation potential of boreal peatlands during the growing season. Environmental Research.

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

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

Islam MT, Bradley AV, Sowter A, Andersen R, Marshall C, Long M, Bourke MC, Connolly J, Large DJ (2022) Potential use of APSIS-InSAR measures of the range of vertical surface motion to improve hazard assessment of peat landslides. Mires and Peat. doi: 10.19189/MaP.2021.OMB.StA.2356

Kleinke K, Davidson SJ, Schmidt M, Xu B, Strack M (2022) How mounds are made matters: Seismic line restoration techniques affect peat physical and chemical properties throughout the peat profile. Canadian Journal of Forest Research.

Lemmer M, Xu B, Strack M, Rochefort L (2022) Reestablishment of peatland vegetation following surface levelling of decommissioned in situ oil mining mining infrastructures. Restoration Ecology.

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

Marshall C, Sterk HP, Gilbert PJ, Andersen R, Bradley AV, Sowter A, Marsh S, Large DJ (2022) Multiscale Variability and the Comparison of Ground and Satellite Radar Based Measures of Peatland Surface Motion for Peatland Monitoring. Remote Sensing.

Martens T, Burbaum B, Trepel M, Schrautzer J (2022) Climate protection and nature conservation in peatland areas: How does this match with present day agricultural practice? Mires and Peat. doi: 10.19189/MaP.2021.OMB.StA.2289

Oestmann J, Dettmann U, Düvel D , Tiemeyer B (2022) Experimental warming increased greenhouse gas emissions of a near-natural peatland and Sphagnumfarming sites. Plant and Soil.

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

Reed MS, Young DM, Taylor NG, Andersen R, Bell NGA, Cadillo-Quiroz H, Grainger M, Heinemeyer A, Hergoualc’h K, Gerrand AM, Kieft J, Krisnawati H, Lilleskov EA, Lopez-Gonzalez G, Melling L, Rudman H, Sjogersten S, Walker JS, Stewart G (2022) Peatland core domain sets: building consensus on what should be measured in research and monitoring. Mires and Peat. doi: 10.19189/MaP.2021.OMB.StA.2340

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

Schwieger S, Kreyling J, Peters B, Gillert A, Freiherr von Lukas U, Jurasinski G, Köhn D, Blume-Werry G (2022) Rewetting prolongs root growing season in minerotrophic peatlands and mitigates negative drought effects. Journal of Applied Ecology.

Serafin A, Pogorzelec M, Bronowicka-Mielniczuk U, Spólna K (2022) Habitat preferences of Comarum palustre L. in the peatlands of eastern PolandMires and Peat. doi: 10.19189/MaP.2020.OMB.StA.2150

Strack M, Davidson SJ, Hirano T, Dunn C (2022) The Potential of Peatlands as Nature-Based Climate Solutions. Current Climate Change Report.

Taillardat P, Bodmer P, Deblois CP, Ponçot A, Prijac A, Riahi K, Gandois L, del Giorgio PA, Bourgault MA, Tremblay A, Garneau M (2022) Carbon Dioxide and Methane Dynamics in a Peatland Headwater Stream: Origins, Processes and Implications. JGR Biogeosciences.

Tassinari D, Soares PGS, Costa CR, Barral UM, Horák-Terra I, Silva AC, Carmo WJ (2022) Water retention and pore size distribution in organic soils from tropical mountain peatlands under forest and grassland. Mires and Peat. DOI:10.19189/MaP.2022.OMB.StA.2374

Teickner H, Knorr K-H (2022) Improving Models to Predict Holocellulose and Klason Lignin Contents for Peat Soil Organic Matter with Mid Infrared Spectra. SOIL.

Van Steenis J (2022) Endangered palsa mire hoverflies (Diptera, Syrphidae) in northern Sweden. Mires and Peat. doi: 10.19189/MaP.2021.MEH.StA.2338

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

Zak D, McInnes R (2022) A call for refining the peatland restoration strategy in Europe. Journal of Applied Ecology. dot: 10.1111/1365-2664.14261


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.

Andrews LO, Rowson JG, Caporn SJM, Dise NB, Barton E, Garrett E, Gehrels WR, Gehrels M, Kay M, Payne RJ (2021) Plant community responses to experimental climate manipulation in a Welsh ombrotrophic peatland and their palaeoenvironmental context. Global Change Biology.

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.

Burdun I, Kull A, Maddison M, Veber G, Karasov O, Sagris V, Mander Ü (2021) Remotely Sensed Land Surface Temperature Can Be Used to Estimate Ecosystem Respiration in Intact and Disturbed Northern Peatlands. JGR Biogeosciences 126.

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

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.

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.

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

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,

Drever CR et al. (inc. Davidson, SJ) (2021) Natural Climate Solutions for CanadaScience Advances. 7 (23), eabd6034 doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abd6034

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.

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.

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

NOBEL PEAT PRIZE WINNER 2021 Gong J, Roulet N, Frolking S, Petrola H, Laine Am, Kokkonen N, Tuittila E-S (2021) Modelling the habitat preferences of two key Sphagnum species in a poor fen as controlled by capitulum water content. Biogeosciences.

Harris LI, Richardson K, Bona KA, Davidson SJ, Finkelstein SA, Garneau M, McLaughlin J, Nwaishi F, Olefeldt D, Packalen M, Roulet N, Southee FM, Strack M, Webster KL, Wilkinson SL, Ray JC (2021) The essential carbon service provided by northern peatlands. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.

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. 

Junttila S, Kelly J, Kljun N, Aurela M, Klemedtsson L, Lohila A, Nilsson MB, Rinne J, Tuittila E-S, Vesten P, Weslien P, Eklundt L (2021) Upscaling Northern Peatland CO2 Fluxes Using Satellite Remote Sensing Data. Remote Sensing.

Kiely L, Spracklen DV, Arnold SR, Papargyropoulou E, Conibear L, Wiedinmyer C, Knote C, Adrianto HA (2021) Assessing costs of Indonesian fires and the benefits of restoring peatland. Nature Communications.

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.

Magnan G, Sanderson N, Pratte S (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 bogJournal of Hydrology.

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.

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

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.

Robroek BJM, Martí M, Svensson BH, Dumont MG, Veraart AJ, Jassey VEJ (2021) Rewiring of peatland plant–microbe networks outpaces species turnover. Oikos.

Scholten RC, Jandt R, Miller EA, Rogers BM, Veraverbeke S (2021) Overwintering fires in boreal forests. Nature.

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

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

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.

Young DM, Baird AJ, Gallego-Sala AV, Loisel J (2021) A cautionary tale about using the apparent carbon accumulation rate (aCAR) obtained from peat cores. Scientific Reports.


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

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.

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.

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 AR, 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

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, Frontiers in Earth Sciences, 8:281.

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

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.

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.

NOBEL PEAT PRIZE WINNER 2020 Hanson PJ, Griffiths NA, Iversen CM, Norby RJ, Sebestyen SD, Phillips JR, Chanton JP, Kolka RK, Malhotra A, Oleheiser KC, Warren JM, Shi X, Yang X, Mao J, Ricciuto DM (2020) Rapid Net Carbon Loss From a Whole-Ecosystem Warmed Peatland. AGU Advances.

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

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.

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

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. Frontiers in Earth Science.

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, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

Markle CE, Moore PA, Waddington JM (2020) Primary Drivers of Reptile Overwintering Habitat Suitability: Integrating Wetland Ecohydrology and Spatial Complexity. BioScience.

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.

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.

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

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

Thornton SA, Setiana E, Yoyo K, Dudin Y, 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.

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


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.

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

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