Investigating the influence of rainfall on soil carbon quantity in a Tropical Peatland

Adesiji Richard, Adeolu and Thamer Ahmed, Mohammad and Nik Norsyahariati, Nik Daud and Sa’ari, Mustapha and Alexander, K Sayok and Padfield, Rory and Evers, Stephanie (2015) Investigating the influence of rainfall on soil carbon quantity in a Tropical Peatland. Procedia Environmental Sciences, 30. pp. 44-49. ISSN 1878-0296

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Abstract

Conversion of peat swamp forests to oil palm plantations has been a common practice in Southeast Asia in the face of oil palm boom. Soil carbon has been one of the numerous nutrients that are lost as a result of this practice. This work therefore attempts to study the influence of rainfall as one of the drivers of carbon loss in the peatlands. Four different sites were selected for the study which considered both dry and wet seasons. The results from the two seasons were analyzed and it was observed that soil carbon during the dry season was lower compared to the wet season's.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Peat swamp forest; rainfall; soil carbon; tropical peatland; Southeast Asia, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2016 00:03
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2017 07:04
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/13156

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