>"Könnte" es denn nicht sein, das in Fachkreisen "mire" für "moor" in Verbindung mit "peat" synonym verwendet wird?
In einer Studie über "The loss of peatlands and their biodiversity through drainage and peat extraction" habe ich einige Definitionen von "mire" und "peat" und "peatland" und "bog" und "fen" gefunden, vielleicht ist ja etwas brauchbares dabei:http://www.wetlands.org/pubs&/pub_online/CEPP...
.. It is most important that we all talk the same language and
have the same understanding of the key words peat,
peatland and mire. Although there is no universal
agreement about the words used to describe peatlands, a
set of reasonable working definitions can be adopted for
the purposes of this report.
"peat" is partly decomposed plant material that has
accumulated in situ (rather than being deposited as a
sediment) as a result of waterlogging.
This definition leads logically to the definition of peatland:
a "peatland" is an area where peat has accumulated
a "mire" is an area that supports at least some vegetation
known to form peat, and usually includes a peat deposit.
For some purposes it is helpful to distinguish two or three
types of mire on the basis of nutrient status and vegetation
"Bog" is fed exclusively by precipitation
which is normally a poor source of plant nutrients; whilst
"fen" receives not only precipitation but also water that has
been in contact with soil or rock, and so has higher nutrient
Intermediate types, termed "transitional mire", may
also be recognised.