Ecological engineering in Sphagnum cultivation: From establishment and production of moss biomass to water management and greenhouse gas monitoring

This project proposes to develop appropriate engineering tools to optimize the operation and tracing of a Sphagnum cultivation site. The project has three major stages: 1) literature review of main indicators of water stress based on the WTD, 2) construction of a database and indexes to represent fluctuations of seasonal water table that allows the estimation of biomass accumulation in Sphagnum cultivation, and 3) construction of a cost-effective and efficient prototype for continuous monitoring of greenhouse gases in Sphagnum cultivation sites. It is expected that the results of this research be useful to extrapolate these experiments in a large-scale Sphagnum cultivation project.

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Sebastian Gutierrez Pacheco
Superviseur universitaire: 
Robert Lagacé
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Quebec
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