Accumulation and attrition of peat soils in the Australian Alps: Isotopic dating evidence

Grover, S, Baldock, J and Jacobsen, G 2012, 'Accumulation and attrition of peat soils in the Australian Alps: Isotopic dating evidence', Austral Ecology, vol. 37, no. 4, pp. 510-517.


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Title Accumulation and attrition of peat soils in the Australian Alps: Isotopic dating evidence
Author(s) Grover, S
Baldock, J
Jacobsen, G
Year 2012
Journal name Austral Ecology
Volume number 37
Issue number 4
Start page 510
End page 517
Total pages 8
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Abstract Bog peat soils have been accumulating at Wellington Plain peatland, Victoria, Australia for the last 3300 years. Now, dried peat soils are common adjacent to bog peats. The 14 C basal age of dried peat is not different from the 14 C basal age of bog peat, which supports the theory that dried peat formed from bog peat. A novel application of 210 Pb dating links the timing of this change with the introduction of livestock to Wellington Plain in the mid-1800s. Physical loss of material appears to have been the dominant process removing material as bog peats drained to form dried peats, as indicated by the mass balances of carbon and lead. This research has implications for the post-fire and post-grazing restoration of bogs in Victoria's Alpine National Park, and the contribution of peat soils to Australia's carbon emissions.
Subject Earth Sciences not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Carbon dating
Grazing
Lead dating
Peat
Wetland
DOI - identifier 10.1111/j.1442-9993.2011.02313.x
Copyright notice © 2011 The Authors. Austral Ecology © 2011 Ecological Society of Australia.
ISSN 1442-9985
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