Bogs are unique records of history – here's why

Peat bogs, which cover 3% of the world's land surface, are special places. While historically often considered as worthless morasses, today they are recognised as beautiful habitats providing environmental benefits from biodiversity ...

Researchers find simple key to risk of severe peat fires

The scrawny black spruce trees that push up through the peat bogs of Canada's boreal forest are valuable indicators of fire risk, say researchers who studied a burned-over area just outside Fort McMurray, Alberta, where a ...

Peat bogs defy the laws of biodiversity

WSL scientists working with a team of researchers from across Europe have found that peat bogs, despite their low biodiversity, can effectively withstand both moderate and glacial climates. That finding stands to change the ...

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