Long-term carbon accumulation in tropical peat swamp forests in Indonesia

Long-term carbon accumulation in tropical peat swamp forests in Indonesia

The model results indicate that peat accumulation rates are sensitive to climate (moisture) condition. The dry condition, perhaps generated by higher frequencies and intensities of El-Nino conditions, lead to reduced rates of peat accumulation. Simulated peat profile (Figs. 5 and 6) show that the majority of the remaining peat mass is derived from roots, which accounted for 12% of total NPP and had a decomposition rate intermediate to leaves and wood. The simulated peat mass and depth are within the range of the field measurements

Authors: Kurnianto, S.; Warren, M.; Talbot, J.; Kauffman, J.B.; Frolking, S.; Murdiyarso, D.

Topic: carbon,tropical,swamps,forests

Geographic: Indonesia

Publication Year: 2013

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