Large parts of the UK uplands are dominated by peatlands, which provide carbon and water storage and many other associated and vital ecosystem services to societies across the UK. However, since around 1850, much of the UK uplands have been under grousemoor management, including controversial drainage, heather burning, and more recently, alternative cutting. More research is needed to unravel climate and management impacts on ecosystem functions and associated ecosystem services.
The authors present long-term data from a previously government-funded, and currently multi-funded and to 10 years extended, peatland management project.
This paper was presented at the EGU General Assembly 2021 held from 19–30 April 2021.