Canadian Forest Service Publications

Development of a forested peatland carbon dynamics module for the Carbon Budget Model for the Canadian Forest Sector -Workshop Report. 2016. Webster, K.; Akumu, C.; Bhatti, J.; Bona, K.; Dimitrov, D.; Hilger, A.; Kurz, W.; Shaw, C.; Theriault, C.; Thompson, D. Wilson, S. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Great Lakes Forestry Centre, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Information Report GLC-X-14. 43 p.

Year: 2016

Available from: Great Lakes Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 36777

Language: English

Series: Information Report (GLFC - Sault Ste. Marie)

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The aim of this three-year project, funded by NRCan, is to develop a simplified module of peatland carbon dynamics that will integrate with the national Carbon Budget Model of the Canadian Forest Sector (CBM-CFS). The module, the Canadian Model for Peatlands (CaMP), will improve our understanding of carbon dynamics to inform national carbon stock estimation and reporting of peatland carbon emissions and removals. The module will be based on knowledge of key carbon cycling processes of different peatland types (i.e., fen, bog, swamp), and will simulate carbon dynamics through empirical and process-based modelling approaches. The module will be designed to be consistent with the future (CBM-CFS4) structure of the CBM-CFS model. Development of the module is proceeding in parallel to syntheses of spatial layers and peatland databases to delineate key peatland types in Canada, their properties and key parameter values.

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