Climate Change, Peatland, and Development in Tropical Forest Countries

Peatlands are one of the major sources of greenhouse gases emission even though their overall surface area is relatively small, i.e. only 3% including forested peatlands. It has been found that the disturbance on these lands due to human activities such as agricultural expansion and drainage construction, peat mining, combined with extreme climate maniphestations contributedContinue reading “Climate Change, Peatland, and Development in Tropical Forest Countries”

Amplifying Drought Severity from Human Modified Peat Forest Under Changing Climate

Peatland transformation in Indonesia through intense forest clearing and drainage has caused immense ecological and environment impacts. Most research highlighted increased carbon emission in the region through drought and largeā€scale fires, further accelerating peatland degradation. However human activities on peatland can severely alter the hydrological balance and increase the severity of drought. Here we quantifiedContinue reading “Amplifying Drought Severity from Human Modified Peat Forest Under Changing Climate”