Soil hydraulic properties and release of CO2 from peat soils
The main objective of the project is the investigation of hydrological processes and their interaction to biogeochemical processes in organic soils.
Peatlands are drained worldwide for economical uses and therefore turn into a source of greenhouse gas emissions. Measured CO2-fluxes from peat soils show a high variability. Although soil hydrological and chemical variables are identified as key parameters, a major part of the variability remains unexplained. The project will face these challenges and investigate hydraulic-, physical- and chemical properties of peat soils and their interaction to biogeochemical processes.
9.2016 - 8.2021
Project status: ongoing