Articles | Volume 16, issue 13
Research article
12 Jul 2019
Research article |  | 12 Jul 2019

Composition and cycling of dissolved organic matter from tropical peatlands of coastal Sarawak, Borneo, revealed by fluorescence spectroscopy and parallel factor analysis

Yongli Zhou, Patrick Martin, and Moritz Müller


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (13 Mar 2019) by Phillip Ford
AR by Yongli Zhou on behalf of the Authors (28 Mar 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (07 May 2019) by Phillip Ford
RR by Morimaru Kida (10 May 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (30 May 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (06 Jun 2019) by Phillip Ford
AR by Yongli Zhou on behalf of the Authors (08 Jun 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (12 Jun 2019) by Phillip Ford
Short summary
We found that peatlands in coastal Sarawak, Borneo, export extremely humified organic matter, which dominates the riverine organic matter pool and conservatively mixes with seawater, while the freshly produced fraction is low and stable in concentration at all salinities. We estimated that terrigenous fractions, which showed high photolability, still account for 20 % of the coastal dissolved organic carbon pool, implying the importance of peat-derived organic matter in the coastal carbon cycle.
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