Torfstich im Niedermoor - ein Beitrag zum Arten- und Biotopschutz?

Translated title of the contribution: Peat cutting in fens - help for endangered species?

U. Schuckert, P. Poschlod, J. Pfadenhauer

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The large fens to the north of Munich were drained during the last 200 yr for peat and intensive agricultural utilization. In some areas of peat cutting by hand, the former vegetation and fauna has survived, but in other areas with the same use willow stands and tall perennials have succeeded. The indigenous vegetation is represented only on areas with high ground water level. Such conditions are only given in peat cutting areas, where the surface is lowered by the former use. Thus peat cutting can help to restore wet sites. -from English summary

Translated title of the contributionPeat cutting in fens - help for endangered species?
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)253-265
Number of pages13
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes


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