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BG | Articles | Volume 15, issue 24
Biogeosciences, 15, 7435–7450, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-7435-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Special issue: Biogeochemical processes in highly dynamic peat-draining rivers...

Biogeosciences, 15, 7435–7450, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-7435-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 21 Dec 2018

Research article | 21 Dec 2018

Fluvial organic carbon fluxes from oil palm plantations on tropical peatland

Sarah Cook et al.

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This paper presents the first comprehensive assessment of fluvial organic carbon loss from oil palm plantations on tropical peat: a carbon loss pathway previously unaccounted for from carbon budgets. Carbon in the water draining four plantations in Sarawak was monitored across a 1-year period. Greater fluvial carbon losses were linked to sites with lower water tables. These data will be used to complete the carbon budget from these ecosystems and assess the full impact of this land conversion.
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