Mires of Finland – Daughters of the Baltic Sea

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Title: Mires of Finland – Daughters of the Baltic Sea
Other contributor: Heikkilä, Raimo
Lindholm, Tapio
Tahvanainen, Teemu
Publisher: Finnish Environment Institute
Date: 2006
Language: en
Belongs to series: The Finnish Environment 28/2006
ISBN: 952-11-2320-6
ISSN: 1796-1637
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/38806
Abstract: This book presents a transect of Finnish mire nature from Forest Lapland in the north to the hemiboreal mires on the southern coast of Finland. It has been compiled in connection with the International Mire Conservation Group field symposium in Finland in July 2006, and it gives an overview of the biodiversity of Finnish mires on mire system, massif, site and species levels as well as about the ecology, utilization, conservation and restoration of Finnish mires. A special topic is the primary succession of mires on the land uplift coast of the Bothnian Bay, which is a globally unique phenomenon in the boreal zone. Most of the mires presented here are protected as national parks or mire reserves. Thus this book gives a positive view over Finnish mires. We must remember, however, that about 75 % of Finnish mires have been destroyed by forestry drainage, agriculture, peat mining or reservoir building. The aim of this book is to emphasize the great diversity and high conservation value of Finnish mires. During the compiling of this book it was revealed that despite a long mire research tradition and intensive inventories conducted in nature reserves recently, we know surprisingly little about our mires. This emphasizes the importance of mire research in Finland - land of mires.
Subject: suot
luonnon monimuotoisuus

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