Review of carbon flux estimates and other greenhouse gas emissions from oil palm cultivation on Tropical peatlands - Identifying the gaps in Knowledge

C.C. Verwer, P.J. van der Meer, G.J. Nabuurs

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Abstract

This report provides an independent review that clarifies current confusion on carbon dioxide emissions resulting from oil palm cultivation on tropical peatlands in Malaysia, that was brought about by two recent publications. It describes the processes of carbon flow in forests, degraded forests and oil palm plantations on peat and depicts uncertainties in existing datasets. The report identifies the gaps of knowledge and offers recommendations for further research to be commissioned by the Joint Committee on Carbon Emissions (JCCE), Malaysia-The Netherlands
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherAlterra
Number of pages44
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Publication series

NameAlterra-rapport
PublisherAlterra
No.1731
ISSN (Print)1566-7197

Keywords

  • oil palms
  • forest plantations
  • carbon cycle
  • peatlands
  • tropics
  • malaysia
  • air pollution

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