Comparison of several studies on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from peat soil

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Helena Lina Susilawati, Yuichiro Furukawa, Abdul Hadi, Hironori Arai, Rosnaeni Sakata and Kazuyuki Inubushi
Book (published in): 
Proceedings of the 15th International Peat Congress
tropical peat soil, drainage, land-use change, GHG emissions



Peatlands are the most important ecosystems in the global carbon cycle as they store significant amounts of carbon and are important sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Recently, large areas of tropical peatlands have been converted to support agroforestry and paddy rice ecosystems in Southeast Asia. Land use change of tropical peatlands is usually accompanied by draining excess water. The drainage of peat soils produces increased carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions. In this study, we compare CO2, CH4 and N2O emissions from different land use, drainage and organic-inorganic fertilizer applications from a peatland in...