Deep instability of deforested tropical peatlands revealed by fluvial organic carbon fluxes

@article{Moore2013DeepIO,
  title={Deep instability of deforested tropical peatlands revealed by fluvial organic carbon fluxes},
  author={Sam Moore and Chris D. Evans and Susan E. Page and Mark H. Garnett and Timothy Graham Jones and Chris Freeman and Aljosja Hooijer and Andy Wiltshire and Suwido H. Limin and V Gauci},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2013},
  volume={493},
  pages={660-663}
}
Tropical peatlands contain one of the largest pools of terrestrial organic carbon, amounting to about 89,000 teragrams (1 Tg is a billion kilograms). Approximately 65 per cent of this carbon store is in Indonesia, where extensive anthropogenic degradation in the form of deforestation, drainage and fire are converting it into a globally significant source of atmospheric carbon dioxide. Here we quantify the annual export of fluvial organic carbon from both intact peat swamp forest and peat swamp… Expand
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