Peat Bogs A large number of peatland have been disturbed or completely destroyed by drainage and subsequent extraction of peat, afforestation or agricultural activities.
Change of the water regime by creation of a system of drains and subsequent drainage is the most fundamental human intervention in the peat bog ecosystem. The issue of restoration of the drained and mined peatland is addressed in studies conducetd by Petra Konvalinková, Marek Bastl and Karel Prach (see Scientific Publications: Bastl et al. 2009, Konvalinková, Prach 2010).
Currently Lída Vlková is leading research on extracted and restored peatbog Soumarský Most within her Master thesis.