Ecosystem Service Impacts of Degraded Blanket Bog Restoration
Author: Margetts, J.J, Pilkington, M.G., Spencer T.
Publication Date: 2022
Summary: 3: Vegetation Diversity
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 Sphagnummosses 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.
Keywords: sphagnum; restoration; science; rewetting; blanket bog; vegetation monitoring