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dc.contributor.authorGirkin, Nicholas T.
dc.contributor.authorCooper, Hannah V.
dc.contributor.authorLedger, Martha J.
dc.contributor.authorO’Reilly, Patrick
dc.contributor.authorThornton, Sara A.
dc.contributor.authorÅkesson, Christine
dc.contributor.authorCole, Lydia E.S.
dc.contributor.authorHapsari, K. Anggi
dc.contributor.authorHawthorne, Donna
dc.contributor.authorRoucoux, Katherine H.
dc.identifier.citationGirkin , N T , Cooper , H V , Ledger , M J , O’Reilly , P , Thornton , S A , Åkesson , C , Cole , L E S , Hapsari , K A , Hawthorne , D & Roucoux , K H 2022 , ' Tropical peatlands in the Anthropocene : the present and the future ' , Anthropocene , vol. 40 , 100354 .
dc.identifier.otherRIS: urn:FE3A1DA3F224ABFE0242F0BD27FF0F44
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-6757-7267/work/124078586
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-1442-7019/work/124079001
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0003-3198-6311/work/124079103
dc.descriptionFunding: This work was supported by the Natural Environment Research Council (Grant No. NE/R016860/1 and NE/R000751/1), the German Research Foundation (BE 2116/32-1) for funding KAH; the Newton-Paulet Institutional Links Grant (Grant ref. 220–2018) for part-funding KHR and LESC, and to the Leverhulme Trust for part-funding LESC (Research Grant RPG-2018-306).en
dc.description.abstractTropical peatlands are a globally important carbon store. They host significant biodiversity and provide a range of other important ecosystem services, including food and medicines for local communities. Tropical peatlands are increasingly modified by humans in the rapid and transformative way typical of the “Anthropocene,” with the most significant human—driven changes to date occurring in Southeast Asia. This review synthesizes the dominant changes observed in human interactions with tropical peatlands in the last 200 years, focusing on the tropical lowland peatlands of Southeast Asia. We identify the beginning of transformative anthropogenic processes in these carbon-rich ecosystems, chart the intensification of these processes in the 20th and early 21st centuries, and assess their impacts on key ecosystem services in the present. Where data exist, we compare the tropical peatlands of Central Africa and Amazonia, which have experienced very different scales of disturbance in the recent past. We explore their global importance and how environmental pressures may affect them in the future. Finally, looking to the future, we identify ongoing efforts in peatland conservation, management, restoration, and socio-economic development, as well as areas of fruitful research toward sustainability of tropical peatlands.
dc.subjectTropical peatlandsen
dc.subjectLand use changeen
dc.subjectPalm oilen
dc.subjectClimate changeen
dc.subjectCarbon cycleen
dc.subjectGE Environmental Sciencesen
dc.subjectQE Geologyen
dc.subjectSDG 3 - Good Health and Well-beingen
dc.subjectSDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growthen
dc.subjectSDG 13 - Climate Actionen
dc.subjectSDG 15 - Life on Landen
dc.titleTropical peatlands in the Anthropocene : the present and the futureen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.sponsorThe Leverhulme Trusten
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Environmental Change Research Groupen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Geography & Sustainable Developmenten
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Centre for Energy Ethicsen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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