An expert system model for mapping tropical wetlands and peatlands reveals South America as the largest contributor

Global Change Biology

Thomas Gumbricht et al.

Wetlands are important providers of ecosystem services and key regulators of climate change. They positively contribute to global warming through their greenhouse gas emissions, and negatively through the accumulation of organic material in histosols, particularly in peatlands. Our understanding of wetlands’ services is currently constrained by limited knowledge on their distribution, extent, volume, interannual flood variability and disturbance levels. We present an expert [Scientific publication]