Articles | Volume 14, issue 11
Research article
07 Jun 2017
Research article |  | 07 Jun 2017

Soil nitrogen oxide fluxes from lowland forests converted to smallholder rubber and oil palm plantations in Sumatra, Indonesia

Evelyn Hassler, Marife D. Corre, Syahrul Kurniawan, and Edzo Veldkamp

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Aini, F. K., Hergoualc'h, K., Smith, J. U., and Verchot, L.: Nitrous oxide emissions along a gradient of tropical forest disturbance on mineral soils in Sumatra, Agr. Ecosyst. Environ., 214, 107–117,, 2015.
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We measured the soil N-oxide gases, N2O and NO in four land uses of Jambi, Sumatra, Indonesia. We aimed to assess the impact of forest conversion to rubber and oil palm plantations on these N-oxide gases. We found that there were no differences in soil N-oxide fluxes among land uses. However, soil N-oxide fluxes increased following N-fertilizer application in oil palm plantations. We estimated an annual soil N-oxide emission of 361 t N yr−1 from N fertilization for the Jambi province.
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