Articles | Volume 18, issue 5
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, Melissa M. Leduning, Robert I. Griffiths, Tim Goodall, Peter E. Levy, Nicholas Cowan, Edward Comynn-Platt, Garry Hayman, Justin Sentian, Noreen Majalap, and Ute M. Skiba


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (14 Nov 2020) by Andreas Ibrom
AR by Julia Drewer on behalf of the Authors (18 Dec 2020)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (31 Dec 2020) by Andreas Ibrom
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (15 Jan 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (01 Feb 2021)
ED: Publish as is (01 Feb 2021) by Andreas Ibrom

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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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