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Permanent research plots in Bengkalis, Riau

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In collaboration with the University of Riau, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has established permanent plots in Tanjung Leban village, Bengkalis regency, Riau province. The site, which is owned by the local community, is about 50 km east of the city of Dumai and easily accessed by car.

Establishing the plots will result in long-term monitoring of the dynamics of carbon (C) cycling in restored (revegetated and re-wetted) peatlands. The observed parameters include C stocks, peat depth, water table fluctuation, net primary production (NPP) and surface elevation change. The activities involve faculty members and students from the University of Riau and members of the local community.

The science behind peatlands

  1. Permanent research plots in Bengkalis, Riau: Carbon dynamics and water regimes of re-wetted peatlands (English, 1.4 MB) (Indonesian, 1.4 MB)
  2. Measuring subsidence: Detected from surface elevation change (English, 1.8 MB) (Indonesian, 1.8 MB)
  3. Assessing peatlands productivity (English, 1.4 MB) (Indonesian, 1.4 MB)
  4. Carbon stocks (English, 1.3 MB) (Indonesian, 1.4 MB)
  5. Re-wetting peatlands (English, 1.1 MB) (Indonesian, 1.1 MB)
  6. Using ground penetrating radar: Assessing the depth of tropical peatlands (English, 1.6 MB) (Indonesian, 1.6 MB)


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