Interrelationships between Hydrology and Ecology in Fire Degraded Tropical Peat Swamp Forests

  title={Interrelationships between Hydrology and Ecology in Fire Degraded Tropical Peat Swamp Forests},
  author={J. W{\"o}sten and J. van den Berg and P. Van Eijk and G. Gevers and W. Giesen and A. Hooijer and A. Idris and P. H. Leenman and Dipa Satriadi Rais and C. Siderius and M. Silvius and N. Suryadiputra and Iwan Tri Cahyo Wibisono},
  journal={International Journal of Water Resources Development},
  pages={157 - 174}
  • J. Wösten, J. van den Berg, +10 authors Iwan Tri Cahyo Wibisono
  • Published 2006
  • Environmental Science
  • International Journal of Water Resources Development
  • Interrelationships between hydrology and ecology are established for the Air Hitam Laut watershed in Jambi Province, Sumatra, Indonesia. The developed relational diagram shows how modelled regional groundwater levels and flooding patterns are related to the occurrence of different vegetation types in this endangered peatland watershed. In dry conditions when groundwater levels are deeper than 1 m below soil surface, fire disasters are unavoidable. When areas susceptible to fire actually burn… CONTINUE READING
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