Articles | Volume 18, issue 5
Biogeosciences, 18, 1559–1575, 2021
Biogeosciences, 18, 1559–1575, 2021

Research article 04 Mar 2021

Research article | 04 Mar 2021

Comparison of greenhouse gas fluxes from tropical forests and oil palm plantations on mineral soil

Julia Drewer et al.

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Soil greenhouse gas fluxes and associated parameters from forest and oil palm in the safe landscape J. Drewer, M. M. Leduning, J. Sentian, and U. Skiba


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Short summary
In Southeast Asia, oil palm plantations have largely replaced tropical forests. The impact of this shift in land use on greenhouse gas fluxes and soil microbial communities remains uncertain. We have found emission rates of the potent greenhouse gas nitrous oxide on mineral soil to be higher from oil palm plantations than logged forest over a 2-year study and concluded that emissions have increased over the last 42 years in Sabah, with the proportion of emissions from plantations increasing.
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