Radforth, Norman W. Muskeg Research Institute, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada.
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A term derived from Chippewan Indian for “grassy bog.” In North America ecologists apply diverse usage, but most include peat bogs or tussock meadows, with variable woody vegetation such as spruce (Picea mostly mariana) or tamara (Larix laricina). The table covers a wide variety of organic terrain that is constituted of peat and covering vegetation, which contributes to the underlying peat. Plant remains accumulate when trapped in the water or in media such as sphagnum moss which inhibit decay. The peat might accrue indefinitely or might approach a steady state of raised bogs, blanket bogs, or forest if input became balanced by erosion or by loss as methane and carbon dioxide. See also: Peat
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