Denial of long-term issues with agriculture on tropical peatlands will have devastating consequences

Lahiru S. Wijedasa, Jyrki Jauhiainen, Mari Könönen, Maija Lampela, Harri Vasander, Marie-Claire Leblanc, Stephanie Evers, Thomas E.L. Smith, Catherine M. Yule, Helena Varkkey, Massimo Lupascu, Faizal Parish, Ian Singleton, Gopalasamy R. Clements, Sheema Abdul Aziz, Mark E. Harrison, Susan Cheyne, Gusti Z. Anshari, Erik Meijaard, Jenny E. Goldstein & 119 others Susan Waldron, Kristell Hergoualc'h, Rene Dommain, Steve Frolking, Christopher D. Evans, Mary Rose C. Posa, Paul H. Glaser, Nyoman Suryadiputra, Reza Lubis, Truly Santika, Rory Padfield, Sofyan Kurnianto, Panut Hadisiswoyo, Teck Wyn Lim, Susan E. Page, Vincent Gauci, Peter J. Van Der Meer, Helen Buckland, Fabien Garnier, Marshall K. Samuel, Liza Nuriati Lim Kim Choo, Patrick O'reilly, Matthew Warren, Surin Suksuwan, Elham Sumarga, Anuj Jain, William F. Laurance, John Couwenberg, Hans Joosten, Ronald Vernimmen, Aljosja Hooijer, Chris Malins, Mark A. Cochrane, Balu Perumal, Florian Siegert, Kelvin S.H. Peh, Louis-Pierre Comeau, Louis Verchot, Charles F. Harvey, Alex Cobb, Zeehan Jaafar, Henk Wösten, Solichin Manuri, Moritz Müller, Wim Giesen, Jacob Phelps, Ding Li Yong, Marcel Silvius, Béatrice M.M. Wedeux, Alison Hoyt, Mitsuru Osaki, Takashi Hirano, Hidenori Takahashi, Takashi S. Kohyama, Akira Haraguchi, Nunung P. Nugroho, David A. Coomes, Le Phat Quoi, Alue Dohong, Haris Gunawan, David L.A. Gaveau, Andreas Langner, Felix K.S. Lim, David P. Edwards, Xingli Giam, Guido Van Der Werf, Rachel Carmenta, Caspar C. Verwer, Luke Gibson, Laure Gandois, Laura Linda Bozena Graham, Jhanson Regalino, Serge A. Wich, Jack Rieley, Nicholas Kettridge, Chloe Brown, Romain Pirard, Sam Moore, B.R. Capilla, Uwe Ballhorn, Hua Chew Ho, Agata Hoscilo, Sandra Lohberger, Theodore A. Evans, Nina Yulianti, Grace Blackham, O. Onrizal, Simon Husson, Daniel Murdiyarso, Sunita Pangala, Lydia E.S. Cole, Luca Tacconi, Hendrik Segah, Prayoto Tonoto, Janice S.H. Lee, Gerald Schmilewski, Stephan Wulffraat, Erianto Indra Putra, Megan E. Cattau, R.S. Clymo, Ross Morrison, Aazani Mujahid, Jukka Miettinen, Soo Chin Liew, Samu Valpola, David Wilson, Laura D'Arcy, Michiel Gerding, Siti Sundari, Sara A. Thornton, Barbara Kalisz, Stephen J. Chapman, Ahmad Suhaizi Mat Su, Imam Basuki, Masayuki Itoh, Carl Traeholt, Sean Sloan, Alexander K. Sayok, Roxane Andersen

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The first International Peat Congress (IPC) held in the tropics – in Kuching (Malaysia) – brought together over 1000 international peatland scientists and industrial partners from across the world (“International Peat Congress with over 1000 participants!,” 2016). The congress covered all aspects of peatland ecosystems and their management, with a strong focus on the environmental, societal and economic challenges associated with contemporary large-scale agricultural conversion of tropical peat.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)977-982
JournalGlobal Change Biology
Volume23
Issue number3
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Publication statusPublished - 2017

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Wijedasa, L. S., Jauhiainen, J., Könönen, M., Lampela, M., Vasander, H., Leblanc, M-C., ... Andersen, R. (2017). Denial of long-term issues with agriculture on tropical peatlands will have devastating consequences. Global Change Biology, 23(3), 977-982. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.13516
Wijedasa, Lahiru S. ; Jauhiainen, Jyrki ; Könönen, Mari ; Lampela, Maija ; Vasander, Harri ; Leblanc, Marie-Claire ; Evers, Stephanie ; Smith, Thomas E.L. ; Yule, Catherine M. ; Varkkey, Helena ; Lupascu, Massimo ; Parish, Faizal ; Singleton, Ian ; Clements, Gopalasamy R. ; Aziz, Sheema Abdul ; Harrison, Mark E. ; Cheyne, Susan ; Anshari, Gusti Z. ; Meijaard, Erik ; Goldstein, Jenny E. ; Waldron, Susan ; Hergoualc'h, Kristell ; Dommain, Rene ; Frolking, Steve ; Evans, Christopher D. ; Posa, Mary Rose C. ; Glaser, Paul H. ; Suryadiputra, Nyoman ; Lubis, Reza ; Santika, Truly ; Padfield, Rory ; Kurnianto, Sofyan ; Hadisiswoyo, Panut ; Lim, Teck Wyn ; Page, Susan E. ; Gauci, Vincent ; Van Der Meer, Peter J. ; Buckland, Helen ; Garnier, Fabien ; Samuel, Marshall K. ; Choo, Liza Nuriati Lim Kim ; O'reilly, Patrick ; Warren, Matthew ; Suksuwan, Surin ; Sumarga, Elham ; Jain, Anuj ; Laurance, William F. ; Couwenberg, John ; Joosten, Hans ; Vernimmen, Ronald ; Hooijer, Aljosja ; Malins, Chris ; Cochrane, Mark A. ; Perumal, Balu ; Siegert, Florian ; Peh, Kelvin S.H. ; Comeau, Louis-Pierre ; Verchot, Louis ; Harvey, Charles F. ; Cobb, Alex ; Jaafar, Zeehan ; Wösten, Henk ; Manuri, Solichin ; Müller, Moritz ; Giesen, Wim ; Phelps, Jacob ; Yong, Ding Li ; Silvius, Marcel ; Wedeux, Béatrice M.M. ; Hoyt, Alison ; Osaki, Mitsuru ; Hirano, Takashi ; Takahashi, Hidenori ; Kohyama, Takashi S. ; Haraguchi, Akira ; Nugroho, Nunung P. ; Coomes, David A. ; Quoi, Le Phat ; Dohong, Alue ; Gunawan, Haris ; Gaveau, David L.A. ; Langner, Andreas ; Lim, Felix K.S. ; Edwards, David P. ; Giam, Xingli ; Van Der Werf, Guido ; Carmenta, Rachel ; Verwer, Caspar C. ; Gibson, Luke ; Gandois, Laure ; Graham, Laura Linda Bozena ; Regalino, Jhanson ; Wich, Serge A. ; Rieley, Jack ; Kettridge, Nicholas ; Brown, Chloe ; Pirard, Romain ; Moore, Sam ; Capilla, B.R. ; Ballhorn, Uwe ; Ho, Hua Chew ; Hoscilo, Agata ; Lohberger, Sandra ; Evans, Theodore A. ; Yulianti, Nina ; Blackham, Grace ; Onrizal, O. ; Husson, Simon ; Murdiyarso, Daniel ; Pangala, Sunita ; Cole, Lydia E.S. ; Tacconi, Luca ; Segah, Hendrik ; Tonoto, Prayoto ; Lee, Janice S.H. ; Schmilewski, Gerald ; Wulffraat, Stephan ; Putra, Erianto Indra ; Cattau, Megan E. ; Clymo, R.S. ; Morrison, Ross ; Mujahid, Aazani ; Miettinen, Jukka ; Liew, Soo Chin ; Valpola, Samu ; Wilson, David ; D'Arcy, Laura ; Gerding, Michiel ; Sundari, Siti ; Thornton, Sara A. ; Kalisz, Barbara ; Chapman, Stephen J. ; Su, Ahmad Suhaizi Mat ; Basuki, Imam ; Itoh, Masayuki ; Traeholt, Carl ; Sloan, Sean ; Sayok, Alexander K. ; Andersen, Roxane. / Denial of long-term issues with agriculture on tropical peatlands will have devastating consequences. In: Global Change Biology. 2017 ; Vol. 23, No. 3. pp. 977-982.
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Wijedasa LS, Jauhiainen J, Könönen M, Lampela M, Vasander H, Leblanc M-C et al. Denial of long-term issues with agriculture on tropical peatlands will have devastating consequences. Global Change Biology. 2017;23(3):977-982. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.13516