26th PERG Symposium & McGill Carbon team Annual Meeting
Themes: fen restoration assessment, restoration of peatland pools, restoration of mineral areas in peatlands, peatland restoration in a cranberry farm context, bryophyte for mining restoration, recalcitrant vascular plants and...
Theme: From Reclaiming to Restoring and Rewilding
Friday, February 21, 2020, 8:30 – 17:00
McGill University Faculty Club
3450 McTavish Street, Montreal, QC
Oral presentations and poster session
There is no cost to the symposium. Lunch and coffee breaks will be served.
Registration is mandatory: confirm your presence before February 14, 2020 at email@example.com. Please mention your name, affiliation and food restrictions if applicable.
Welcome in the Website of the Peatland Ecology Research Group!
The Peatland Ecology Research Group (PERG) was formed through the partnership of the university scientific community, the Canadian peat moss industry and federal and provincial agencies. Our common objective is the integrated sustainable management of Canadian peatlands.
The research team is headed by Dr. Line Rochefort of Université Laval (Québec, Canada). Since 1992, this research group has lead many projects, dealing with:
Since 2003, PERG's projects are going on within the Industrial Research Chair in Peatland Management, with still the support and collaboration of the Canadian Peat industry. The third term chair program (2013 to 2018) is divided in three main research avenues:
From 2013 to 2018, other projects will be carried out under a Collaborative Research and Development Grant related to the Industrial Research Chair, and awarded to the regular PERG researchers. This grant is entitled "Farm, restore and model: responsible management of peatlands for a sustainable Canadian horticultural peat industry" and focuses on four areas of research:
Work that we have done to date is recognized at the international level. In addition, our expertise in restoration and conservation has created a strong interest from the private sector, governments, and conservation organizations.