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dc.contributor.authorLawson, Ian Thomas
dc.contributor.authorHonorio Coronado, Euridice Nora
dc.contributor.authorAndueza, Luis
dc.contributor.authorCole, Lydia E.S.
dc.contributor.authorDargie, Greta
dc.contributor.authorDavies, Althea
dc.contributor.authorLaurie, Nina
dc.contributor.authorOkafor-Yarwood, Ife
dc.contributor.authorRoucoux, Katy
dc.contributor.authorSimpson, Michael
dc.date.accessioned2022-10-11T23:40:25Z
dc.date.available2022-10-11T23:40:25Z
dc.date.issued2022-12-01
dc.identifier281007833
dc.identifier17cb9c74-ff7a-438e-97f7-484f5fe1981f
dc.identifier.citationLawson , I T , Honorio Coronado , E N , Andueza , L , Cole , L E S , Dargie , G , Davies , A , Laurie , N , Okafor-Yarwood , I , Roucoux , K & Simpson , M 2022 , ' The vulnerability of tropical peatlands to oil and gas exploration and extraction ' , Progress in Environmental Geography , vol. 1 , no. 1-4 , pp. 84-114 . https://doi.org/10.1177/27539687221124046en
dc.identifier.issn2753-9687
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0003-4952-9979/work/120849277
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0003-2322-5360/work/120849281
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-6757-7267/work/120849416
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0003-0081-1404/work/120849813
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0003-3198-6311/work/120849854
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0003-2314-590X/work/120849865
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-3547-2425/work/120849889
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-8982-7471/work/120849929
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10023/26181
dc.descriptionFunding: Leverhulme Trust (Grant Number(s): RPG-2018-306); UK Natural Environment Research Council (Grant Number(s): NE/R000751/1, NE/R016860/1, NE/V018760/1); Scottish Research Council/University of St Andrews.en
dc.description.abstractTropical peatlands store globally significant quantities of carbon and are ecologically and culturally important, but little is known about their vulnerability to oil and gas exploration and extraction. Here, we analyse the exposure of tropical peatlands to the activities of the petroleum industry and review what is known about the sensitivity of peatlands to these activities. We find that 8.3% (107,000 km2) of the total area of tropical peatlands overlaps with a 30-km buffer area around oil and gas infrastructure. Major areas of overlap include the Sumatra Basin (Indonesia), the Niger Delta (Nigeria) and the Putumayo-Oriente-Marañón Basin (Peru/Ecuador/Colombia). Documented environmental impacts include deforestation and habitat loss associated with the exploration and development of oil fields, and contamination from spills of oil and produced water (well brine). Peatlands, and the ecosystem services they provide, are sensitive to these impacts due to unique aspects of their ecology and hydrology, the easy spread of contamination by flowing water, the long-term storage of contaminants in peat, and the slow degradation of oil under anoxic, waterlogged conditions. Given the potential negative consequences for human health, resource security, biodiversity, and carbon storage, we propose a research agenda to provide an improved evidence base to support effective governance.
dc.format.extent31
dc.format.extent14241419
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofProgress in Environmental Geographyen
dc.subjectIndonesiaen
dc.subjectNigeriaen
dc.subjectPetroleumen
dc.subjectPollutionen
dc.subjectPeruen
dc.subjectSustainable developmenten
dc.subjectGE Environmental Sciencesen
dc.subject3rd-DASen
dc.subjectSDG 3 - Good Health and Well-beingen
dc.subjectMCCen
dc.subject.lccGEen
dc.titleThe vulnerability of tropical peatlands to oil and gas exploration and extractionen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.sponsorThe Leverhulme Trusten
dc.contributor.sponsorNERCen
dc.contributor.sponsorNERCen
dc.contributor.sponsorNERCen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Environmental Change Research Groupen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Bell-Edwards Geographic Data Instituteen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Geography & Sustainable Developmenten
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Centre for Energy Ethicsen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Geographies of Sustainability, Society, Inequalities and Possibilitiesen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Centre for Research into Equality, Diversity & Inclusionen
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/27539687221124046
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden
dc.identifier.grantnumberRPG-2018-306en
dc.identifier.grantnumberNE/R000751/1en
dc.identifier.grantnumberNE/R016860/1en
dc.identifier.grantnumberNE/V018760/1en


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