Title
Managing Peatland Ecosystem Services: Current UK Policy and Future Challenges in a Changing World
Description
Sustainable peatland management has recently risen up the UK political agenda as links between peatland ecosystem services and key political priorities, such as rural livelihoods, agricultural production, biodiversity conservation, and carbon emissions, have become established. By adopting an ecosystem approach, something that has become internationally advocated through the Convention on Biological Diversity, to understanding the objectives and sustainability of UK peatland management, this paper reviews contemporary policies relating to three broad categories of peatland ecosystem service (provisioning; regulating and cultural), developed at multiple levels (global to local). We highlight problems associated with incomplete knowledge about complex peatland ecosystem processes and disconnected policies and strategies. The review concludes by discussing the kinds of integrated land use policies that are beginning to emerge in the UK and may shape future peatland management.
DOI
10.1080/14702541.2011.616864
Language
English
Author
Stephen Whitfield
Co-author
Mike Christie
Co-author
Claire H. Quinn
Co-author
Klaus Hubacek
Co-author
Mark Reed
Co-author
Russell Anderson
Co-author
Ken Thomson
Co-author
Lindsay C. Stringer
Co-author
Andrew Moxey
Is this item peer reviewed?
Yes
ISSN
1470-2541
Copyright URL
http://journalauthors.tandf.co.uk/preparation/OpenAccess.asp#link2
Publisher
Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Date of publication
08 November 2011
Page reference
1-22
Has non-academic co-authors?
No
Has international co-authors?
Yes
For non-academic audience?
No
Is this item a pre-print or post-print?
Post-print
Title of journal
Scottish Geographical Journal