This report aims to investigate the geochemical signature of different kinds of peatlands in Ireland and identify potential factors that account for these signatures. Research on peatlands has become increasingly important within the context of the Climate Action Plan as peatlands are both carbon sinks and emitters.
The report uses Tellus geochemical data to identify average heavy metal and potassium concentrations. Also investigated are pH, and loss-on-ignition per peat type and the influence of additional parameters such as bedrock geology and landcover.
You can download the report HERE