Managing peatlands to optimise returns for water quality, climate mitigation and biodiversity webinar was very well attended by a wide range of Government Departments, Agencies, organisations and community groups.
The presentations and discussions are now available on our You Tube channel on the links below
|Session 1: Managing peatlands to improve water quality, climate change mitigation and biodiversity|
|An introduction to peatlands; natural, degraded and rewetted; Dr Florence Renou-Wilson, UCD|
|Carbon cycling in natural, drained, and rewetted peatlands; Dr David Wilson, Earthy Matters|
|Blanket bog management and Results-based Payment Schemes (RBPS); Dr Derek McLoughlin, Wild Atlantic Nature LIFE IP|
|Session 2: Cultural ecosystems services and the social values of peatlands|
|Cultural ecosystems services and the social value of peatlands; Kate Flood, NUIG|
|Community-led conservation at Abbeyleix bog, for the common good; Chris Uys, Abbeyleix Bog project|
|‘Otherworldly wonders of the bog’; Tina Claffey, Award winning Irish nature photographer|
An Fóram Uisce would like to thank all the speakers for their contributions to the webinar. The research outputs are available in publications.
Thanks to Tina Caffey for the picture of the Round leaved Sundew