Spatio-Temporal Variability of Peat CH4 and N2O Fluxes and Their Contribution to Peat GHG Budgets in Indonesian Forests and Oil Palm Plantations.

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Publisher: Frontiers Research Foundation
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Author(s): Erin Swails, Kristell Hergoualc'h, Louis Verchot, Nisa Novita, Deborah Lawrence

Land-use change in tropical peatlands substantially impacts peat emissions of methane (CH<sub>4</sub>) and nitrous oxide (N<sub>2</sub>O) in addition to emissions of carbon dioxide (CO<sub>2</sub>). However, assessments of full peat greenhouse gas (GHG) budgets are scarce and CH<sub>4</sub> and N<sub>2</sub>O contributions remain highly uncertain. The objective of our research was to assess changes in peat GHG flux and budget associated with peat swamp forest disturbance and conversion to oil palm plantation and to evaluate drivers of variation in trace gas fluxes. Over a period of one and a half year, we monitored monthly CH<sub>4</sub> and N<sub>2</sub>O fluxes together with environmental variables in three undrained peat swamp forests...

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