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Important dates

The Scientific Committee of the IPC2021 has decided to open additional abstract submission in October 2020. All the authors/abstracts accepted for the IPC2020 will keep their status for the IPC2020.

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Date TBC
Late-breaking short abstracts submission

Date TBC
Confirmation on acceptance of oral presentation or poster

Date TBC
Deadline for submission of extended abstracts


All authors, who submitted the short abstract for the IPC2020 and have received the approval from the Scientific Committee are invited to submit an extended abstract for the IPC2021.

Extended abstract should be written in MS Word using the official IPC2020 template.

Download the IPC2020 extended abstract template here

Extended abstract must be submitted electronically, using the extended abstract form:

Volume: Maximum five pages in A4 format, including tables and figures.

Language: All articles must be written in English. The Scientific Committee strongly advises to use professional proof-reading services before article submission. Especially if you are not native speaker.


All articles must follow the structure:


The title of the abstract must be written in UPPERCASE letters, Times New Roman 12 pt., bold

Subtitles of the abstract (SUMMARY, INTRODUCTION etc) must be written in UPPERCASE letters, Times New Roman 10 pt,

Plain text of the abstract must be written in Times New Roman 10 pt. Please do not use bold, italic etc formatting in abstract text.

Tables and figures (if any) must be placed into the text of the abstract, after the first reference in the text. If you are inserting pictures, please make sure that they are in good quality. Avoid images with very small and/or blurry text as they will not appear as readable in the printed proceedings. All Tables and Figures must have titles and are referred in the text as (Table 1), (Figure 1). The table title should be placed on the top of the Table and the Figure title on below of the drawing.  The table and the figure should be complete and understandable in their own right.

Units of measurement should comply with international standards (SI units) and should be distinct from the variable measured (e.g. dry density in g m-3; NOT density in g DM m-3).
Please use standard abbreviations (mm, m, Ma, t, oC, NW-SE, Pb, etc.).
Use the word-ending ‘ise’ rather than ‘ize’ where both are available, e.g. ‘minimise’.
‘Circa’ should be abbreviated to ‘ca.’ May be used to indicate approximate historical dates but NOT approximate quantities.
Use long hyphens [Ctrl+Fn+;(semicolon)] for the page ranges e.g. “237–261” and short hyphens to divide and connect words, e.g. “half-baked”.

List of References

The References should include all the citations quoted in the text and only those citations, listing the authors alphabetically and then chronologically when several references by the same author(s) are given. Quote journal names in full, NOT abbreviated form. References should be cited as “in press” only if already accepted for publication, in which case the journal name, volume number, year and/or doi must be stated. Book and journal titles should be in italics with upper case initial letters. For books, please give the publisher, place of publication and either the total number of pages or the page range for the material cited. Where a reference is published in a language other than English, a translation of the title should be given in parentheses and the language of publication indicated. For items that are available both on paper and via the internet, “Online at:” and a web address may be appended in the reference list. References which are exclusively available by internet, and whose authorship is not clear, should be listed under the name of the author or owner of the web site. Where the reference is in a language that is written in non-Roman characters, the ‘international standard’ Roman transliteration of the citation should be used.


Williams, S.T.,Gray T.R.G. (1974) Net primary production of the dominant bryophytes in a Sphagnum-dominated wetland in West Virginia. Bryologist, 86: 280–286.

Turbridy, M. (ed) (1984) Creation and management of a heritage zone at Clonmacnoise, Co. Offaly, Ireland. EEC Final Report, Environmental Science Unit, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland: 206 pp.


All extended abstracts will be evaluated by the International Scientific Committee of the IPC2021. The Congress Secretariat will send you the results of evaluation via e-mail.

Deadline for the submission of extended abstracts is TBC.

In addition to extended abstracts, authors have the opportunity to submit a full-length paper based upon it to the IPS/IMCG scientific journal “Mires and Peat” after the Congress.  This internationally recognized journal dedicated to publishing information on all aspects of peatlands and peat is well-established, peer-reviewed, on-line, free to access and submit, with a respectable impact factor and citation capabilities. 

Further information on submitting manuscripts to “Mires and Peat” will be provided in subsequent information and in the registration pack. In the meantime further information can be found on the journal website or by contacting the Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Professor Jack Rieley at

The Organising Committee and the Congress Scientific Committee look very much forward to receiving Your abstracts!

Extended abstract submission



Rachel Carmenta I University of Cambridge, England
Gerald Jurasinski I The University of Rostock, Germany
Marie-Kofod Hansen I International Peatland Society, Sweden
Bernd Hofer I International Peatland Society, Germany
Marko Kohv I University of Tartu and Estonian Fund for Nature, Estonia
Randall Kolka I USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station
Aino Korrensalo I University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Marika KoseEstonian University of Life Sciences, Estonia
Ingrida Krigere I Latvian Peat Association, Latvia
Ain Kull I University of Tartu, Estonia
Liisa Küttim I Tallinn University, Estonia
Martin Küttim I Tallinn University, Estonia
Anna Laine I University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Elve Lode I Tallinn University, Estonia
Aleksei Lotman I Estonian Fund for Nature, Estonia
Lars Lundin I Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden


Katri Ots I Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonia
Jaanus Paal University of Tartu, Estonia
Jan Peters I Michael Succow Foundation, Germany
Piret Pungas-Kohv I University of Tartu and Estonian Fund for Nature, Estonia
Jack Rieley I The University of Nottingham and UK Peatland Society, United Kingdom
Line Rochefort I Laval University, Canada
Jüri-Ott Salm I Estonian Fund for Nature, Estonia
Hannu Salo I Bioenergia ry, Finland
Indra Budi SetiawanBogor Agricultural University, Indonesia
Mart Reimann I Tallinn University
Dace Silina
Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies, Latvia
Pete WhittingtonBrandon University, Canada
Meng Xianmin I Northeast Normal University and China Humid Acid Industry Association, China

Jaanus Paal
Congress General
Elve Lode
Chair of the Scientific Committee

Martin Küttim
Deputy Chair of the Scientific Committee