Date: June 12-15, 2023

Place: Vindeln, Sweden

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The two main set goals for the workshop were: 

1) Gather and synthesize the current knowledge on the climate impact of drained and restored peatlands within the Nordic-Baltic domain;  

2) Explore the possibilities for synthesis papers and common research proposals. 

Despite the extensive efforts undertaken by governmental agencies and forest stakeholders to restore drained boreal peatlands in the Nordic-Baltic countries, empirical knowledge for evaluating the implications on the GHG balance is scarce. As a result, the climate impact of drained and restored peatland areas is currently highly uncertain. 

The program included a three-day Scientific Part including plenary lectures, breakout sessions and field trips to natural, drained, and rewetted peatland sites within the Kulbäcksliden and Trollberget research infrastructures and a final discussion with stakeholders which took place on the fourth day. 

The researchers Hanna Vahter, Muhammad Kamil Sardar Ali, Korrensalo Aino, and Paavo Ojanen held a poster/oral presentation to give insights on their latest research project.

·        PEAT RESPIRATION IN DRAINED PEATLAND FORESTS UNDER VARYING TREE HARVEST REGIMES, Korrensalo Aino, Mäkiranta Päivi, Ojanen Paavo, Laiho Raija, Anttila Jani, Penttilä Timo, Jauhiainen Jyrki, Salovaara Petri, Lehtonen Aleksi, Peltoniemi Mikko, Mäkipää Raisa 

·        IMPACTS OF PARTIAL HARVEST AND CLEARCUT ON METHANE AND NITROUS OXIDE EMISSIONS OF FORESTRY-DRAINED BOREAL PEATLANDS, Paavo Ojanen, Päivi Mäkiranta, Raija Laiho, Timo Penttilä, Kari Minkkinen, Meeri Pearson, Sakari Sarkkola, Jani Anttila, Raisa Mäkipää