Widespread global peatland establishment and persistence for the last 130,99 years

  • Victor Brovkin (Contributor)
  • Outi Lähteenoja (Contributor)
  • Julie Loisel (Contributor)
  • Thomas Kleinen (Contributor)
  • Claire C. Treat (Contributor)
  • Geoffrey Hope (Contributor)
  • Sarah A. Finkelstein (Contributor)
  • Dorothy M. Peteet (Contributor)
  • Miriam C. Jones (Contributor)
  • Terri Lacourse (Contributor)
  • Thomas A. Douglas (Contributor)
  • Jack Hutchings (Contributor)
  • Jens Strauss (Contributor)
  • Graeme T. Swindles (Contributor)
  • April S. Dalton (Contributor)
  • R.J. Payne (Contributor)
  • Minna Väliranta (Contributor)
  • Peter Kuhry (Contributor)
  • René Dommaine (Contributor)
  • Zicheng Yu (Contributor)
  • Charles Tarnocai (Contributor)
  • Zhengyu Xia (Contributor)
  • Martina Hättestrand (Contributor)
  • Christopher J. Williams (Contributor)
  • Julie Talbot (Contributor)
  • Bastiaan Notebaert (Contributor)
  • Helena Alexanderson (Contributor)
  • Judith Z. Drexler (Contributor)
  • Guido Grosse (Contributor)
  • Gert Verstraeten (Contributor)
  • A. Britta K. Sannel (Contributor)
  • Nils Broothaerts (Contributor)
  • Jonathan M. Stelling (Contributor)



Abstract: We present the first synthesis of global peatland extent through the last glacial cycle (130 ka) based on >975 detailed stratigraphic descriptions from exposures, soil pits, and sediment cores. Buried peats are defined as organic-rich sediments overlain by mineral sediments. Also included are deposits rich in wetland macrofossils indicated a local peatland environment.
The dataset includes location (lat/long), chronologic information (when available), a description of the buried peat sediment, overlying and underlying sediments, whether geochemical information is available, and the original references.

Category: geoscientificInformation

Source: Supplement to: Treat, Claire C; Kleinen, Thomas; Broothaerts, Nils; Dalton, April S; Dommain, René; Douglas, Thomas A; Drexler, Judith; Finkelstein, Sarah A; Grosse, Guido; Hope, Geoffrey; Hutchings, Jack A; Jones, Miriam C; Kuhry, Peter; Lacourse, Terri; Lähteenoja, Outi; Loisel, Julie; Notebaert, Bastiaan; Payne, Richard J; Peteet, Dorothy M; Sannel, A Britta K; Stelling, Jonathan; Strauss, Jens; Swindles, Graeme T; Talbot, Julie; Tarnocai, Charles; Verstraeten, Gert; Williams, Christopher J; Xia, Zhengyu; Yu, Zicheng; Väliranta, Minna; Hättestrand, Martina; Alexanderson, Helena; Brovkin, Victor (2019): Widespread global peatland establishment and persistence over the last 130,000 y. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1813305116

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Date made availableJan 1 2019

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