News: “Wetlands: Drying Intensifying Wildfires, Carbon Release Ninefold, Study Finds”

This new article from Science Daily summarizes findings from the first project “to investigate the effect of drainage on carbon accumulation in northern peatlands and the vulnerability of that carbon to burning.”

Read the FULL ARTICLE from Science Daily.

Read the published journal article:   M.R. Turetsky, W.F. Donahue, B.W. Benscoter. Experimental drying intensifies burning and carbon losses in a northern peatland. Nature Communications, 2011; 2: 514 DOI: 10.1038/ncomms1523

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