Environmental Effects of Peatland Forestry

  • Eero Paavilainen
  • Juhani Päivänen
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 111)


Forest drainage and other amelioration measures on peatlands not only improve the conditions for increased wood production but also cause many environmental changes in and outside the peatland ecosystem. The best possible methods should be developed and used to avoid the harmful effects of peatland forestry on the environment.


Chemical Oxygen Demand Calcium Ammonium Saltpeter Peatland Ecosystem Solid Organic Matter Forest Drainage 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Eero Paavilainen
    • 1
  • Juhani Päivänen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Forest EcologyThe Finnish Forest Research InstituteVantaaFinland
  2. 2.Department of Forest Ecology, Faculty of Agriculture and ForestryUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland

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