Essays Tagged: "Sphagnum"

The peat debate: should peat bogs be utilised as a resource or conserved as rare natural habitats?

appearance and in its natural state is composed of 90% water and 10% solid material. It consists of Sphagnum moss along with the roots, leaves, flowers and seeds of heathers, grasses and sedges. Occas ... rowth of many soil micro-organisms. In peat bogs the acid nature of the ground water is produced by Sphagnum moss. These mosses absorb cations in the rainwater, such as Calcium and magnesium, and in o ...

(10 pages) 71 1 4.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science