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100 Years of Changes in Ohio Peatlands

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The Ohio journal of science
0030-0950
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Smithsonian Institution Biodiversity Heritage Library
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  • Agricultural Science

Abstract

Identified from field, herbarium, and literature surveys, 125 Ohio peatlands, that once covered 32,198 ha in 1900, were re-located and surveyed. In 1991, 2% of these peatlands continued to support typical peatland flora. Of the 98% that have been destroyed, conversion of peatlands to agricultural production (27,478 ha) was the major factor in causing peatland loss.

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