Improving estimates of tropical peatland area, carbon storage, and greenhouse gas fluxes

  title={Improving estimates of tropical peatland area, carbon storage, and greenhouse gas fluxes},
  author={Ian T. Lawson and Thomas J. Kelly and Paul Aplin and Anette Boom and Greta C. Dargie and Frederick Draper and P. N. Z. B. P. Hassan and Jorge Hoyos-Santillan and J{\"o}rg Kaduk and Daniel Large and W K Murphy and Scott E. Page and Katherine H. Roucoux and Sofie Sj{\"o}gersten and Kevin Tansey and Michael Waldram and B{\'e}atrice M M Wedeux and Jane Wheeler},
  journal={Wetlands Ecology and Management},
Our limited knowledge of the size of the carbon pool and exchange fluxes in forested lowland tropical peatlands represents a major gap in our understanding of the global carbon cycle. Peat deposits in several regions (e.g. the Congo Basin, much of Amazonia) are only just beginning to be mapped and characterised. Here we consider the extent to which methodological improvements and improved coordination between researchers could help to fill this gap. We review the literature on measurement of… CONTINUE READING
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