Rapid shift in greenhouse forcing of emerging arctic peatlands

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Abstract

In this study, we hypothesised that the actual development stage (i.e., current age of the ecosystem) is a determining factor for the magnitude of methane production and emissions in young, northern high-latitude peatlands. We demonstrate that the earliest development of peat soil imposes a sink-to-source shift in the greenhouse warming potential of emerging peatlands in response to climate change that holds feedback mechanisms of importance for short-term (< 100 years) climate warming.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2828
JournalScientific Reports
Volume13
ISSN2045-2322
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2023

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