Peatland

The Team

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Principal Investigators:

 

  1. Mark Reed, University of Aberdeen (project manager, social science lead)  

 

 

Outputs

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Project publications

Overview of project findings: Valuing peatland ecosystem services for sustainable management (ESCOM blog, August 2014)

Special section in Ecosystem Services:

Project Timetable

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Dates

Activity

October 2011

Background

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Introduction - Why are peatlands important? 

Peatlands provide vital services to society, nationally and globally, including helping to mitigate climate change, providing clean water, supporting biodiversity and tourism:

Aims

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The Valuing Peatlands project aims to:

1. To use UK peatlands as a policy-relevant case study to:

1.1 Identify options for valuing changes to stocks and flows of multiple ecosystem services in complex socio-ecological systems using both monetary and non-monetary approaches

Events

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Using Payments for Ecosystem Services to meet Water Framework Directive requirements at least cost

Date: 9th May 2012 (full day workshop)

Organisers: Valuing Nature Network with water@leeds

Location: Mint Hotel, Leeds

Price: £50 per person 

Booking: contact V.Hirst@leeds.ac.uk

Valuing Peatlands

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Assessing and valuing peatland ecosystem services for sustainable management

Principal investigators: Prof Mark Reed, Birmingham City University (project leader); Prof Aletta Bonn, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Reserach (iDiv), Halle-Jena-Leipzig Helmholtz-Center for Environmental Research and Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena; Dr Klaus Glenk, Scotland's Rural College; Dr Chris Evans, CEH Bangor.

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