Articles | Volume 17, issue 6
Research article
21 Dec 2021
Research article |  | 21 Dec 2021

Carbon accumulation rates of Holocene peatlands in central–eastern Europe document the driving role of human impact over the past 4000 years

Jack Longman, Daniel Veres, Aritina Haliuc, Walter Finsinger, Vasile Ersek, Daniela Pascal, Tiberiu Sava, and Robert Begy


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on cp-2021-65', Joshua Ratcliffe, 08 Aug 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Jack Longman, 22 Oct 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on cp-2021-65', Nicole Sanderson, 19 Oct 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Jack Longman, 29 Oct 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish as is (02 Nov 2021) by Julie Loisel
AR by Jack Longman on behalf of the Authors (04 Nov 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Peatlands are some of the best environments for storing carbon; thus, comprehending how much carbon can be stored and how amounts have changed through time is important to understand carbon cycling. We analysed nine peatlands from central–eastern Europe to look at how carbon storage in mountain bogs has changed over the last 10 000 years. We conclude that human activity is the main driver of changes in storage levels over the past 4000 years; prior to this, climate was the primary driver.