Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

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Symbol A (Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences) » A-CG Complex & General

[A-CG22] Material Circulations in Land Ecosystems

Wed. May 25, 2016 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall HALL6)

Convener:*Tomomichi Kato(Research Faculty of Agriculture, Hokkaido University), Takashi Hirano(Research Faculty of Agriculture, Hokkaido University), Hisashi Sato(Department of Environmental Geochemical Cycle Research, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)), Ryuichi Hirata(National Institute for Environmental Studies)

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

[ACG22-P06] Initial results of observations of soil CO2 and CH4 fluxes in three ecosystem types of tropical peatland in Sarawak, Malaysia

*Ryuichi Hirata1, Yosuke Okimoto2, Takashi Hirano2, Frankie Kiew2,3, Lulie Melling3 (1.National Institute for Environmental Studies, 2.Research Faculty of Agriculture, Hokkaido University, 3.Tropical Peat Research Laboratory Unit)

Keywords:Automated multi-chamber system, peat swamp forest, oil palm

Tropical peatlands in Southeast Asia store large carbon by accumulating peat and they are vulnerable to climate change and human disturbances.
Soil carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) fluxes observations were started on September 2015 at three ecosystem types of tropical peatland in Sarawak, Malaysia. The sites were one tropical swamp forest with high ground water level and one with low ground water level, and an oil palm plantation on peat. In each site, we installed an automated multi-chamber system. We will present the initial results of the observations.