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Referenztyp Zeitschriften
DOI 10.1016/j.ecolind.2024.112048
Lizenz creative commons licence
Titel (primär) Quantifying ecosystem services of rewetted peatlands − the MoorFutures methodologies
Autor Tanneberger, F.; Berghöfer, A.; Brust, K.; Hammerich, J.; Holsten, B.; Joosten, H.; Michaelis, D.; Moritz, F.; Reichelt, F.; Schäfer, A.; Scheid, A.; Trepel, M.; Wahren, A.; Couwenberg, J.
Quelle Ecological Indicators
Erscheinungsjahr 2024
Department OEKON; UPOL
Band/Volume 163
Seite von art. 112048
Sprache englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
Keywords Organic soil; Peatland restoration; Greenhouse gas emission; Proxy; Bioindication
Abstract In 2011, MoorFutures® were introduced as the first standard for generating credits from peatland rewetting. We developed methodologies to quantify ecosystem services before and after rewetting with a focus on greenhouse gas emissions, water quality, evaporative cooling and mire-typical biodiversity. Both standard and premium approaches to assess these services were developed, and tested in the rewetted polder Kieve (NE-Germany). The standard approaches are default tier 1 estimation procedures, which require little time and few, mainly vegetation data. Based on the Greenhouse gas Emission Site Type (GEST) approach, emissions decreased from 1,306 t CO2e in the baseline scenario to 532 t CO2e in the project scenario, whereas 5 years after rewetting they were assessed to be 543 t CO2e per year. Nitrate release assessed via Nitrogen Emission Site Types (NEST) was estimated to decrease from 1,088 kg N (baseline) to 359 kg N (project), and appeared to be 309 kg N per year 5 years after rewetting. The heat flux − determined with Evapotranspiration Energy Site Types (EEST) – decreased from 6,691 kW (baseline) to 1,926 kW (project), and was 2,250 kW per year 5 years after rewetting. Mire-specific biodiversity was estimated to increase from very low (baseline) to high (project), but was only low 5 years after rewetting. The premium approaches allow quantifying a particular ecosystem service with higher accuracy by measuring or modelling. The approaches presented here have been elaborated for North-Germany but can be adapted for other regions. We encourage scientists to use our research as a model for assessing peatland ecosystem services including biodiversity in other geographical regions. Using vegetation mapping and indicator values derived from meta-analyses is a cost-efficient and robust approach to inform payment for ecosystem services schemes and to support conservation planning at regional to global scales.
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Tanneberger, F., Berghöfer, A., Brust, K., Hammerich, J., Holsten, B., Joosten, H., Michaelis, D., Moritz, F., Reichelt, F., Schäfer, A., Scheid, A., Trepel, M., Wahren, A., Couwenberg, J. (2024):
Quantifying ecosystem services of rewetted peatlands − the MoorFutures methodologies
Ecol. Indic. 163 , art. 112048 10.1016/j.ecolind.2024.112048