Work packages

The project is organised in eight work packages (WP; see scheme below). WP2 comprises all site measurements, which will be used as factors and indicators in other WPs. WP3 assesses peat formation in all sites, both by direct methods and by calculating the balance between production and decomposition of organic material (standard materials, fine roots, mosses). This information will be analysed in reference to the results of WP4 and WP5, which analyse the diversity of producer and decomposer communities in functional terms. Modelling (WP6), along with the scientific integration package (WP7), translate project results into ecosystem processes and provide input to terrestrial climate models. WP8 will then communicate the main results of the project about the implications of peatland management on climate mitigation and protection of biodiversity.