Peatlands International 2/2011

Peatlands International 2/2011 was published in December 2011 and sent to all members of our Society and a number of additional subscribers.

Members in the Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Indonesia, Ireland, Malaysia, Norway, Poland, Sweden, the United Kingdom and from countries without a National Committee receive their magazine directly from the IPS Secretariat in Finland.

The National Committees of Canada, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands and USA organize the distribution in their own countries.

Contents:

Editorial: On our way to Stockholm - International Peat Congress 2012
From the President’s Desk: Strategic thoughts

IPS Insights

The new IPS website
Executive Board Elections 2012
IPS Elections 2012 – Commissions and Scientific Advisory Board
IPS Award of Excellence 2012 for persons, groups, and projects
New Members of the IPS
IPS Membership Application Form

Research reports

Peat extraction increasing biodiversity at Torreblanca, Mediterranean Spain
Turf Cutting and Conserving Raised Bog Habitat in Ireland
Estonian Mire Inventory Completed
Use of Ukrainian Peat: Problems and Prospects in Energy and Horticulture
Some Aspects of Raised Bog Conservation in Northern Poland

Symposia, workshops and conferences

14th International Peat Congress 2012 - Register now!
Peat Day 2011 in Helsinki: Finland’s Energy Sector Does Need Peat
Workshop on Peat and Humic Substances in Zittau, Germany
Baltic Peat Producers’ Forum 2011 brings more than 200 peat experts to Riga
Visions and Visionaries at the 46th German Peat and Humus Day in Bad Zwischenahn
Sphagnum farming workshop in the Canadian Maritimes
Conference on „Necessity of Peatlands Protection” in Tlen, Bory Tucholskie, Poland
Future IPS Meetings and Symposia
Events of related organisations

Tropical peatlands

Biodiversity research and conservation in Borneo’s peat-swamp forests
University of Helsinki and University of Palangka Raya launch joint capacity building project
Sharing Best Management Practices on Peatlands in Southeast Asia
The Hydrology of the Ayer Hitam Peat Swamp Forest, Johore, Peninsular Malaysia

News from our corporate members

Griendtsveen AG’s fully automated peat briquette production line is a success!
Lehtopeat – feel the magic of the peat
Famous Estonian conductor in peat

Book Reviews

Vasyugan Mire – Natural Conditions, Structure and Functioning
Carbon credits from peatland rewetting