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Individual study: Rewetting of a cutover peatland: hydrologic assessment

Published source details

LaRose S., Price J. & Rochefort L. (1997) Rewetting of a cutover peatland: hydrologic assessment. Wetlands, 17, 416-423


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A replicated before-and-after study in 1993­­–1994 in a historically mined bog in Quebec, Canada (LaRose et al. 1997) reported that plots sown with Sphagnum-dominated vegetation fragments (after rewetting) developed some Sphagnum moss cover. Before sowing, plots were bare peat. After one year, Sphagnum cover was 3­­–6%. Between May and August 1993, vegetation fragments (mostly fine bog moss Sphagnum angustifolium and rusty bog moss Sphagnum fuscum) were scattered by hand onto three bare peat plots. The peat had been rewetted three months previously by digging water storage ditches. In September 1994, Sphagnum cover was estimated in 18 quadrats/plot, each 25 x 25 cm.

(Summarised by Nigel Taylor)