Basuki Sumawinata, Suwardi, Canecio P. Munoz
Proceedings of the 14th International Peat Congress
acacia-crassicarpa, emission, peatlands, plantation-forest
Basuki et al 2012: Emission of CO2 and CH4 from Plantation Forest of Acacia Crassicarpa on Peatlands in Indonesia
Theme IX. Tropical peatlands
Measurement of CO2 and CH4 fluxes from land surface of Acacia crassicarpa plantation on peatlands in Indonesia has been carried out for a period of one year at 1-weekly interval. This research was aimed to understanding process of the emission as well as the controlling factors to seek for better plantation management. The results show that CO2 flux fluctuated over the year with no consistent trend with respect to water table but clearly correlates with age of planted trees. There is no clear evidence either to show that pristine peat forest has the lowest CO2 emission. There are strong indications that respiration contributed greatly to the flux. Flux of CH4 emission from the peatland was very low.