Test WG summary module C-PEAT



Peatlands played a key role in the global carbon cycle during the Holocene and previous interglacials. High-latitude and tropical peatlands have acted as net long-term atmospheric sinks for carbon dioxide (CO2). However, key uncertainties remain regarding many fundamental patterns and processes. C-PEAT aims to address these uncertainties.
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- Expand the C-PEAT database to the tropics and extra-tropics, where humans are a major agent of change in tropical peatlands.
- Predict peatland responses to natural and anthropogenic disturbance.
- Further develop and promote the use of multi-proxy peatland records as paleoclimatic archives.


Julie Loisel (Texas A&M Uni., USA, lead)
Angela Gallego-Sala
(Uni. of Exeter, UK, lead)
Dave Beilman
(Uni. of Hawaii, USA)
Juan Carlos Benavides (Uni. of Pontificia Javeriana, Colombia)
Victor Brovkin (Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Germany)
Phil Camill (Bowdoin College, USA)
Dan Charman (Uni. of Exeter, UK)
Sakonvan (Moo) Chawchai (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand)
Michelle Garneau (Uni. of Quebec at Montreal, Canada)
Wang Guoping (CAS, China)
Atte Korhola (Uni. of Helsinki, Finland)
David Large (Uni. of Nottingham, UK)
Susan Page (University of Leicester, UK)
Zicheng Yu (Lehigh University, USA)
Yan Zhao (CAS, China)


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