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The Scientific Committe of the IPC2021 has announced second call for the short abstracts to be presented at the 16th International Peatland Congress. 

Thanks to the HYBRID FORMAT of the IPC2021 Congress authors who can not be present in Tallinn can present online.


  • All abstracts accepted for the IPC2020 are remaining their status for the IPC2021 (unless not cancelled by the author).
  • Second collection of short abstracts is to add new content to the scientific programme.
  • Authors of accepted abstracts for the IPC2020 are encouraged to update their short abstracts if there is new research data to be added etc (access for making changes will be granted by the congress secretariat after request via email:
Abstract type Valid for: Deadline  
Short abstracts

Changes in accepted abstracts (submitted for IPC2020)

New abstracts for IPC2021

15 February 2021



Letters of acceptance

Changed abstracts (submitted for IPC2020)

New abstracts for IPC2021

9 March 2021  
Extended abstracts

Accepted abstracts for IPC2020 and IPC2021

Optional but strongly recommended

31 March 2021



Registration deadline Presenting authors of all accepted abstracts 31 March 2021 REGISTER HERE


All abstracts (both short and extended) will be evaluated by the International Scientific Committee of the IPC2021. Primary selection criteria are scientific quality, relevance for the Congress topics and clarity of expression. The Congress Secretariat will send you the results of evaluation via e-mail.


Extended abstracts

Following the acceptance of the short abstract, the author(s) will be requested to submit extended abstracts, i.e. a short article. These manuscripts must not exceed five pages in A4 format (including abstract, figures, tables and references), and should follow the conventional scientific writing style, format and English language up to the full scientific standard.

Extended abstract should be written in MS Word using the official IPC2021 extended abstract template.

Get published in "Mires & Peat"

In addition to extended abstracts, authors of accepted abstracts 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!



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
Shailendra Mishra I Asian School of the Environment, Singapore


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