Ecosystem Service Impacts of Degraded Blanket Bog Restoration
Author: Allott, T.E.H., Blundell, A., Chandler, D., Chapman, P., Evans, M.G, Holden, J., Margetts, J.J., Moody, C.S., Pilkington, M.G., Rees, J., Ritson, J.P, Shuttleworth, E.L, Spencer T.
Publication Date: 2022
Summary: 1: Report Summary
This study assessed the impacts on ecosystem services of a range of blanket bog restoration techniques.
Heavily degraded sites dominated by bare peat were revegetated, gullies were blocked and Sphagnum
mosses were reintroduced. Sites dominated by single species – hare’s tail cotton-grass (Eriophorum
vaginatum), common heather (Calluna vulgaris) and purple moor-grass (Molinia caerulea) – were
diversified by reintroducing Sphagnum mosses.
File Type: report
Keywords: sphagnum; blanket bog; vegetation monitoring; science; restoration; rewetting