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Peatland Ecosystem

Michael Aide

Southeast Missouri State University


Indi Braden

Southeast Missouri State University


Taxonomy Geography Soil Climate Mitigation Peatland Degradation Nitrogen Phosphorus Geochemistry Biocycling Preservation Water Quality Plant and Animal Diversity

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The text “Peatland Ecosystems” aims to be the vanguard wetland resource for articulating the achievements of protection and restoration of peatlands, understanding their nutrient pathways, documenting their vital ecosystem services and for instituting insightful research and mitigating climate change across the globe. Peatlands are Histosols and their unique physical and chemical pathways that interact to support wetland habitats. Peatlands reside in almost every nation and collectively constitute 3% of the global land surface. Damaged peatlands contribute approximately 10% of the greenhouse gas emissions from the land use sector. Additionally, wetlands support an intense array of microorganism that purify water resources. Peatlands act to minimize the risk of flooding and drought, reduce the risk of saltwater intrusion and provide for a diverse biodiversity. Currently, many nations have enacted regulatory protocols to safeguard these resources and to protect them from further degradation.

This book intends to provide the reader with an accurate and completely modern understanding of peatland ecosystems, their diversity across contrasting landscapes, their ability to be managed to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, and their compatibility with human communities to safely provide pristine and sustainable water resources.

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Date completed: June 16th 2020

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Deadline for full chapters: September 5th 2020

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Review results due: November 24th 2020

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Expected publication date: January 23rd 2021

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About the editor

Michael Aide

Southeast Missouri State University

Dr. Michael Aide received his Ph.D. in soil chemistry from Mississippi State University (1982) and a baccalaureate degree in chemistry and mathematics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He has been an educator and agronomic researcher at Southeast Missouri State University since 1982. His research interests involve the growth and development of rice in integrated systems involving soil fertility, water management, integrated pest management. Rice research has permitted his travel to southeastern Asia, Ventral American and Egypt. Dr. Aide has also investigated the usage of rare earth elements in soils, particularly attempting to utilize them to indicate parent material uniformity and their fate/transport. Professional affiliations include the American Society of Agronomy, the Soil Science Soc. America and is a certified professional soil scientist.

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