Łuców, D., Küttim, M., Słowiński, M., Kołaczek, P., Karpińska-Kołaczek, M., Küttim, L., Salme, M., & Lamentowicz, M. (2021). Searching for an ecological baseline: Long-term ecology of a post-extraction restored bog in Northern Estonia. QI 10.1016.
Site Description. The peat extraction area (107.66 ha) of Hara peatland is located in the Kuusalu parish in northern Estonia in Harjumaa county (59°33′N, 25°36′E, 27.5 m a.s.l.). Peat was industrially extracted in the years 1975–1994. The degraded part of the Hara peatland was rewetted in 2011–2013 and its vegetation is currently dominated by scattered hummocks of Eriophorum vaginatum and small patches of Sphagnum. Hara peatland is an ombrotrophic bog which covers an area of 747 ha and is located at the former lagoon, between the coastal formations of the Ancylus Lake stadium of the Baltic Sea. The area site belongs to the Lahemaa National Park. The proxies analyses are: - Testate amoebae % - Diatom % - Plant macrofossils % - Pollen % - Non-pollen palynomorphs %