Evaluating peatland restoration using 3D x-ray micro-computed tomography

Brennand, Jack, Carr, Simon ORCID logo ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4487-3551 and Evans, Elizabeth (2022) Evaluating peatland restoration using 3D x-ray micro-computed tomography. In: British Ecological Society Annual Meeting 2022, 18-21 December 2022, Edinburgh, UK. (Unpublished)

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Restoration aims to return peatlands to functional behaviour, enabling sequestration and the long-term storage of carbon. However, restored peatlands often fail to function effectively, and continue to be net carbon sources, rather than sinks. We need to understand the fundamental processes that govern peatland functionality if we aim to use peatland restoration as a key tool to meet the carbon crisis.

Primarily, the poster demonstrates the use of 3D X-ray Micro-CT as an effective tool to assess the implications of peatland restoration beneath the surface layer, all within the context of restoring peatlands carbon capture. The poster gives a great general insight into the ways that Jack will be applying 3D X-ray Micro-CT to evaluate blanket peatland restoration in Cumbria as part of his Ph.D. project.

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Departments: Institute of Science and Environment > Forestry and Conservation
Additional Information: This poster, by University of Cumbria's PhD student Jack Brennand, won the British Ecological Society's Student Poster Prize at the British Ecological Society Annual Conference in Edinburgh in December 2022.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2023 10:35
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2024 14:17
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/6794


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