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C-PEAT workshop: Peatland ecosystem services during the Anthropocene and beyond

Dates:
01.05 - 04.05.2019  
Venue:
Exeter, UK
Contact person:
Angela Gallego-Sala, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The PAGES C-PEAT working group workshop "Peatland ecosystem services during the Anthropocene and beyond" will be held from 1-4 May 2019 in Exeter, UK.

Venue

University of Exeter

Description

The meeting guests will include experts from peatland paleo proxies/ecology, peatland modeling and peatland modern-day carbon fluxes. A few practitioners with experience in ecosystem services from peatlands are also invited. Both high-latitude and tropical peatlands will be considered.

Aims

The expected outcomes of the workshop are to:

1. integrate palaeo proxies and flux measurements in process-based peat accumulation models, with an emphasis on "acrotelm" peat modeling, and
2. define the role of peatlands globally in terms of their ecosystem services, with an emphasis on carbon storage and climate change mitigation.

Workshop structure

Day 1: Kick off with an update on the "tipping points" C-PEAT community paper. Quick fire oral presentation sessions from all participants  & poster session.
Day 2: Morning: discussion on how to best integrate palaeo proxies and flux measurements using models. Afternoon: Ecosystem services from peatlands: carbon storage – changes in the recent past, likely future projections.
Day 3: Discussion leading to the structure of a paper on peatland recent carbon accumulation – and future trajectories.
Day 4: Field trip to Dartmoor and further brainstorming towards paper structure/main figures – plus next C-PEAT meeting in Bangkok.

Online attendance

A few sections of the meeting will be broadcast online (webinar) so that C-PEATers who can't join will still be able to listen to talks, ask questions, and provide feedback.

Financial support

PAGES has provided some financial support to fund the attendance of several early-career researchers and researchers from less-favored countries.

Registration

Contact the meeting organizer Angela Gallego-Sala by 31 March 2019.

Further information

Contact Angela Gallego-Sala, Department of Geography, University of Exeter: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.