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When you can’t see the peat for the trees!

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I at first read this as 'blogologist' but in fact it turned out to be far more interesting.



One of the perks of being a Bogologist is the chance to travel around and see cool bogs in interesting places (I’m writing this just home from Russia). Over the last few years I have visited quite a few bogs across Europe as part of a couple of research projects and this has really made me appreciate how damaged most of our bogs are in the UK. Although UK bogs are increasingly valued for their ecosystem services and we now have some of the tightest regulations on peatland exploitation it hasn’t always been this way. For centuries we have been cutting up our bogs for fuel, draining them for agriculture and burning them to encourage economically important species.



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