Mariko Norisada, Takashi Yamanoshita, Koji Adachi, Kazutoshi Osawa, Toshihide Nagano, Masafumi Inoue, Tomoyasu Ishida, Pisoot Vijarnsorn, Katsumi Kojima
Proceedings of the 14th International Peat Congress
co2-emission, reflooding, tree-plantations, tropical-peatlands, woody-biomass-utilization
Theme IX. Tropical peatlands
To develop a sustainable woody biomass production system for use in tropical peatlands, we have begun studies to evaluate the potential reduction in CO2 emission that results from peat conservation, develop appropriate planting techniques, evaluate carbon sequestration as a result of reforestation, and develop a value-added system for the utilization of tropical peat swamp tree species. To do so, we used Melaleuca cajuputi Powell, an extremely flood-tolerant tree species, as the major target species. The preliminary outcomes have let us propose a sustainable woody biomass production system for tropical peatlands at a 200-ha scale.