Valuing and mapping ecosystem services hotspot and trade-offs to support sustainable peatland management

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Authors: 
Uda, Saritha Kittie and Pristiwati, Garika
Book (published in): 
Proceedings of the 15th International Peat Congress
Venue: 
Kuching
Year: 
2016
Keywords: 
Tropical peatland, ecosystem security, soil levels

Summary:

SUMMARY

Indonesian tropical peatlands are rapidly degrading. Peatlands provide multiple services and therefore peatland conversion will affect society locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. Ecological and societal processes determine the impacts of such conversion and the medium-term and long-term effectiveness of different management options. The current drainage-based peatland uses in Indonesia have resulted in high peat soil subsidence rates (Wösten et al., 2008;Hooijer et al., 2010). In the future, this peat soil subsidence will lead to extensive flooding on Indonesian lowland peatland areas as the soil levels are lower than river or sea water levels...