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

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, René; 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; Takashi, Hirano; 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; Grandois, Laure; Graham, Laura Linda Bozena; Regalino, Jhanson; Wich, Serge A.; Rieley, Jack; Kettridge, Nicholas; Brown, Chloe; Pirard, Romain; Moore, Sam; Ripoll Capilla, B.; Ballhorn, Uwe; Ho, Hua Chew; Hoscilo, Agata; Lohberger, Sandra; Evans, Theodore A.; Yulianti, Nina; Blackham, Grace; Onrizal; 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. and Andersen, Roxane (2017). Denial of long-term issues with agriculture on tropical peatlands will have devastating consequences. Global Change Biology, 23(3) pp. 977–982.

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2016 The Author(s)
ISSN: 1354-1013
Keywords: tropical peatlands; agriculture; sustainability; emissions; subsidence; oil palm; Acacia
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
International Development & Inclusive Innovation
Item ID: 47781
Depositing User: Vincent Gauci
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2016 13:16
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2017 07:14
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/47781
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