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Meeting Highlights

Carbon in Peatlands:
State-of-the-Art and Future Research

15-18 April 2007
Wageningen, the Netherlands

The symposium was visited by 180 scientists from 18 countries. Countries with the highest representation include the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, the United States, Germany, Finland, and Canada.

Publication Plans

Given the rich scientific content of the 3-day symposium, we would like to encourage participants to contribute to the public outreach of this event. We are currently establishing the following publication framework:

 1. EOS, Transactions, AGU, Meeting summary (coordination by Kelman Wieder, Gabriela Schaepman-Strub)
 2. EGU Biogeosciences Online Journal ( for a special issue on carbon in peatlands
 3. Oikos (review article coordinated by Juul Limpens)

Please let us know if you are interested in contributing to the special section in Biogeosciences.

Please use the following citation guideline for the proceedings containing the symposium abstracts:

Proc. First International Symposium on Carbon in Peatlands, Robroek, B., Schaepman-Strub, G., Limpens, J., Berendse, F., Breeuwer, A. (eds.), First International Symposium on Carbon in Peatlands, 15-18 April, 2007, Wageningen, The Netherlands, 141 pp.

Future Events

We are currently discussing the appropriate framework and location for a follow-up event of the symposium with PeatNet. Participants will be notified by email. More information will be posted here as soon as available.


View the final program.

View conference Presentations.

View the winning student posters.

poster session
coffee break lunch

Thanks to the organizers, sponsors and participants for a wonderful symposium!


Scientific Committee

Local organisers

Juul Limpens, Gabriela Schaepman-Strub, Bjorn Robroek, Angela Breeuwer, Frank Berendse (NL)

External advisors

Harri Vasander (FIN), Oleg Anisimov (RUS), David Mc Guire (USA), Ted Farell (IR), Luca Bragazza (IT), Jos Verhoeven (NL), Leon Lamers (NL)


Dale Vitt, Jill Bubier, Merritt Turetsky, Melanie Vile, Kelman Wieder, Jennifer Harden (USA)



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