ProjectSEFLOS

Securing Long-Term Ecosystem Function in Lowland Organic Soils

Investigating new ways to save cultivated peatlands from further rapid degradation and natural capital loss

Professor Davey Jones
Bangor University

Co-PIs & Co-Is

Dr. David Styles, Bangor University
Professor Dave Chadwick, Bangor University
Professor Chris Evans, NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
Professor Susan Page, University of Leicester
Dr. Ross Morrison, NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
Professor Giles Wiggs, University of Oxford
Dr. Joerg Kaduk, University of Leicester

Aims & Objectives

This project will investigate new ways to save cultivated peatlands from further rapid degradation and natural capital loss. Outcomes of this project will be steered by end users to ensure practicality of application. Using field and laboratory this project will address whether:

  • active management of the water table at strategic times of the year can be used to reduce microbial activity in the soil
  • potential synergistic strategies which may complement water table intervention as a soil conservation measure
  • loss to wind erosion is significant using field monitoring and controlled wind tunnel experiments

Links

The abstract for the project can be read in full here.

Presentations given by project members can be seen here.

Find out more about Climate-Smart Grass. 

Davey Jones

Professor of soil and environmental science

Davey Jones is a professor of soil and environmental science at Bangor University, a member of the Soil Security Programme Advisory Board and cluster leader of Climate-Smart Grass.  You can find out more about Davey here

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