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raised bog

[′rāzd ′bäg]
(ecology)
An area of acid, peaty soil, especially that developed from moss, in which the center is relatively higher than the margins.
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There is an exhausted peat deposit situated about 200-250 m north-east of the lake in the Piktamiskis raised bog.
Because decomposition proceeds more slowly in the more acidic environment of the bog-centre than at its margins, the accumulation of decay-resistant sphagnum eventually raises the surface to produce a domed or raised bog with a convex profile in a process known as paludification.
Sand dunes, estuaries and coastal marshes will be at risk from flooding, while other areas like raised bogs, will be in danger of drying out.
Production and nutrient ecology of three Sphagnum species in southern Finnish raised bogs.
3 of the habitats directive, subject to the necessary consents and permissions, within up to 8 raised bog sacs and the third element is the restoration of certain designated raised bogs.
The tools were seized by the National Parks and Wildlife Service as tensions continue to rise in the row over turf-cutting being banned on raised bogs.
The European Union Habitats Directive will bring to an end to the practice on 53 raised bogs this month.
Mires can be categorized as raised bogs (feeding from precipitations), transitional mire (mixed feeding), and fens (feeding from groundwater).
Tv naturalist Iolo Williams officially opened Cors Caron National Nature Reserve's new bird watching facilities last week that twitchers hope will get them closer than ever to the Red Kites and other birds that inhabit one of Britain's best preserved raised bogs.
Mr Morley said forests are vital for recreation and for re-establishing heathland, raised bogs and other habitats.
Tenders are invited for Scientific And Technical Support To Assist In The Implementation Of National Conservation And Restoration Approaches For Ireland~s Raised Bogs