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dc.contributor.authorLawson, Ian Thomas
dc.contributor.authorKelly, Thomas
dc.contributor.authorAplin, Paul
dc.contributor.authorBoom, Arnoud
dc.contributor.authorDargie, Greta
dc.contributor.authorDraper, Frederick
dc.contributor.authorHassan, Zamzam
dc.contributor.authorHoyos-Santillan, Jorge
dc.contributor.authorKaduk, Jorg
dc.contributor.authorLarge, David
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, Wayne
dc.contributor.authorPage, Susan
dc.contributor.authorRoucoux, Katherine Helen
dc.contributor.authorSjogersten, Sofie
dc.contributor.authorTansey, Kevin
dc.contributor.authorWaldram, Matthew
dc.contributor.authorWedeux, Beatrice
dc.contributor.authorWheeler, James
dc.identifier.citationLawson , I T , Kelly , T , Aplin , P , Boom , A , Dargie , G , Draper , F , Hassan , Z , Hoyos-Santillan , J , Kaduk , J , Large , D , Murphy , W , Page , S , Roucoux , K H , Sjogersten , S , Tansey , K , Waldram , M , Wedeux , B & Wheeler , J 2015 , ' Improving estimates of tropical peatland area, carbon storage, and greenhouse gas fluxes ' , Wetlands Ecology and Management , vol. 23 , no. 3 , pp. 327-346 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 161185476
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 99ff9621-f563-4a82-b983-703fb3a7b52b
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84934982813
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000356540000002
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-6757-7267/work/64698087
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-3547-2425/work/75996940
dc.descriptionThe workshops that led to this article were supported financially by the Universities of Leicester and Nottingham, and the Natural Environment Research Council-funded ‘Earth Observation Technology Cluster’ knowledge exchange initiativeen
dc.description.abstractOur limited knowledge of the size of the carbon pool and exchange fluxes in forested lowland tropical peatlands represents a major gap in our understanding of the global carbon cycle. Peat deposits in several regions (e.g. the Congo Basin, much of Amazonia) are only just beginning to be mapped and characterised. Here we consider the extent to which methodological improvements and improved coordination between researchers could help to fill this gap. We review the literature on measurement of the key parameters required to calculate carbon pools and fluxes, including peatland area, peat bulk density, carbon concentration, above-ground carbon stocks, litter inputs to the peat, gaseous carbon exchange, and waterborne carbon fluxes. We identify areas where further research and better coordination are particularly needed in order to reduce the uncertainties in estimates of tropical peatland carbon pools and fluxes, thereby facilitating better-informed management of these exceptionally carbon-rich ecosystems.
dc.relation.ispartofWetlands Ecology and Managementen
dc.rights© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014. The final publication is available at Springer via
dc.subjectGreenhouse gasesen
dc.subjectRemote sensingen
dc.subjectTropical ecologyen
dc.subjectCarbon cycleen
dc.subjectGE Environmental Sciencesen
dc.titleImproving estimates of tropical peatland area, carbon storage, and greenhouse gas fluxesen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Geography & Sustainable Developmenten
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Geography & Sustainable Developmenten
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Bell-Edwards Geographic Data Instituteen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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