+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
EurekaMag Most Shared ContentMost Shared
EurekaMag PDF Full Text ContentPDF Full Text
+ PDF Full Text
Request PDF Full TextRequest PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter
Follow on Google+Follow on Google+
Follow on LinkedInFollow on LinkedIn

+ Translate

Estonian mires and their utilization

Suo (Helsinki) 43(1): 25-33
Estonian mires and their utilization
In this paper, the mire classification system and its development in Estonia are reviewed. In addition the utilization of mires for peat harvesting, forestry, agriculture and conservation are outlined. There are two main groups of mires in Estonia - an eastern and a western type. Mire vegetation has been classified according to site conditions, community composition and structure. During the primary succession of mire communities, a number of fen communities converge to a smaller number of bog communities. The post-drainage succession is also convergent. Estonian mires are intensively utilized for peat harvesting. There is a clear need for a comprehensive mire protection and utilization plan.

Accession: 002373544

Related references

Landscape studies of Estonian mires. Proceedings of the International Peat Congress 10, Vol, 1996

The spider fauna of Estonian mires. Eesti NSV Teaduste Akadeemia Toimetised Bioloogia, 294: 313-327, 1980

Spider fauna of estonian mires ussr. Eesti NSV Teaduste Akadeemia Toimetised Bioloogia 30(1): 7-17, 1981

Estonian mires - past, present and future alternatives. Gunneria 0(70): 117-126, 1995

Spider fauna of mires located in the estonian ssr ussr. Eesti NSV Teaduste Akadeemia Toimetised Bioloogia 29(4): 313-327, 1980

Carbon accumulation and long-term dynamics in Estonian mires. Pages 222-224 1998, 1998

Application of super 14 C data for the estimation of Sphagnum peat increment in Estonian ombrotrophic mires. Radiocarbon 40(2): 833-839, 1998

The utilization and conservation of mires in Japan. Suo (Helsinki) 43(3): 77-92, 1992

Is there a future for our mires? The regeneration of mires and the Lower Saxony programme for mire conservation. Telma 18: 333-344, 1988

Hydromorphology and phytogeography of mires in inner ostfold and adjacent part of akershus se norway in relation to regional variation in se fennoscandian mires. Opera Botanica (97): 5-122, 1989