Recovery of fen peatland microbiomes and predicted functional profiles after rewetting
Many peatlands have been affected by drainage and organic matter loss. Rewetting is used to restore peatland.. To evaluate its effect we investigated peatland across Europe. Community recovery upon rewetting was substantial, functional profiling suggested a recovery of biogeochemical functioning. However, communities in rewetted sites were only similar to those of undrained sites when soil organic matter quality (as expressed by cellulose fractions) and quantity were still sufficiently high.
In the project was sampled a number of undrained, drained and revetted peatlands across Europe.
Ilustrace: Emsens, WJ ; van Diggelen, R ; Aggenbach, CJS ; Cajthaml, T ; Frouz, J ; Klimkowska, A ; Kotowski, W; Kozub, L ; Liczner, Y ; Seeber, E ; Silvennoinen, H ; Tanneberger, F ; Vicena, J; Wilk, M ; Verbruggen, E. 2020. Recovery of fen peatland microbiomes and predicted functional profiles after rewetting. ISME journal. 14: 1701-1712. DOI: 10.1038/s41396-020-0639-x