Peatlands and Ecosystem Function

Event posted by Rachelle Cividino
Peatlands event
Wednesday, 18 September 2024 - 8:00 to 18:30 (Europe/Brussels)
Campus Weihenstephan, Germany

The significance of peatlands is no longer confined to the scientific domain, but has also become a matter of public awareness. Owing to their characteristically wet and therefore anaerobic soil conditions, peatlands rank among the world's most important carbon reservoirs. In recent years, the preservation and conservation of peatlands has increasingly become a focal point of political discourse and environmental policy.

Over the span of two days, the conference will delve into scientific and practical discussions centered around peatlands, complemented by field excursions to the peatlands of Bavaria on the third day. The conference offers a platform for the exchange of the latest research results, innovative approaches and best practices in management of peatland ecosystems.

Call for Abstracts

A Call for Abstracts is open from April 16 to May 31, 2024. Participants will find the description of the sessions.
Abstracts should be submitted to the PSC and will be distributed from there to the responsible session chairs. 

Pre-Conference Workshops (18.09.2024)

If there is sufficient interest, we plan to host pre-conference workshops, covering a range of topics, primarily on practical issues. The workshops will be conducted in German and are free of charge for participants. 

Excursions (21.09.2024)

On September 21, we would like to showcase the diversity of the Bavarian peatlands through a series excursions. Participants will be able to select one excursion per person. We recommend sturdy shoes and weather-appropriate clothing (rain and sun protection). The participation fee for each excursion costs € 35, which includes bus transportation, a packed lunch, and an excursion booklet.