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Quantifying summertime greenhouse gases fluxes from soils in various stages of restoration in the Burns Bog Ecological Conservancy Area Christen, Andreas; Jassal, Rachhpal; Black, Andrew T.; Grant, Nick; Hawthorne, Iain; Johnson, Mark; Ketler, Rick; Lee, Sung-Ching; Merkens, Markus; Moore, R. Daniel; Nesic, Zoran; Schmid, Katrin; Stevenson, Alice; Wang, Yuexian

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Scientific report prepared for the Planning, Policy and Environment Department of Metro Vancouver. Burns Bog Ecological Conservancy Area (BBECA) in Metro Vancouver is a part of a large disturbed raised bog ecosystem that is currently being managed to promote ecological recovery through rewetting. Restoration efforts aimed at raising the water table through damming of drainage structures have been in place since 2005. This study quantified summertime emissions of the three major longlived greenhouse gases (GHGs) – carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) from soils at sites representing different stages of recovery based on time since last disturbance within the BBECA.

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