Tropical Peatland Ecosystems

Editors: Osaki, Mitsuru, Tsuji, Nobuyuki (Eds.)

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  • Provides a review of tropical peatland in Southeast Asia
  • Discusses the carbon–water cycle, biodiversity and monitoring-sensing-modeling on carbon flux and storage
  • Furnishes a good introduction to sustainable peatland management
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This book is an excellent resource for scientists, political decision makers, and students interested in the impact of peatlands on climate change and ecosystem function, containing a plethora of recent research results such as monitoring-sensing-modeling for carbon–water flux/storage, biodiversity and peatland management in tropical regions. It is estimated that more than 23 million hectares (62 %) of the total global tropical peatland area are located in Southeast Asia, in lowland or coastal areas of East Sumatra, Kalimantan, West Papua, Papua New Guinea, Brunei, Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah, Sarawak and Southeast Thailand. Tropical peatland has a vital carbon–water storage function and is host to a huge diversity of plant and animal species. Peatland ecosystems are extremely vulnerable to climate change and the impacts of human activities such as logging, drainage and conversion to agricultural land. In Southeast Asia, severe episodic droughts associated with the El Niño-Southern Oscillation, in combination with over-drainage, forest degradation, and land-use changes, have caused widespread peatland fires and microbial peat oxidation. Indonesia's 20 Mha peatland area is estimated to include about 45–55 GtC of carbon stocks. As a result of land use and development, Indonesia is the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases (2–3 Gtons carbon dioxide equivalent per year), 80 % of which is due to deforestation and peatland loss. Thus, tropical peatlands are key ecosystems in terms of the carbon–water cycle and climate change.

Table of contents (41 chapters)

Table of contents (41 chapters)

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eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-4-431-55681-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-4-431-55680-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.99
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  • ISBN 978-4-431-56675-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Tropical Peatland Ecosystems
Editors
  • Mitsuru Osaki
  • Nobuyuki Tsuji
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-55681-7
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-55681-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-55680-0
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-56675-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 651
Number of Illustrations
68 b/w illustrations, 182 illustrations in colour
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