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The ‘big story is carbon’, but more research needed on forgotten greenhouse gases found in peat, says expert
21 November 2012

The ‘big story is carbon’, but more research needed on forgotten greenhouse gases found in peat, says expert

BOGOR, Indonesia (22 November, 2012)_In this conversation with Forests News, Kristell Hergoualc’h, a scientist at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), explains the technical aspects of her research in measuring and monitoring greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from tropical forests, in particular from carbon rich peat swamp forests found in Indonesia.

Exploring the world’s richest pools of carbon
21 November 2012

Exploring the world’s richest pools of carbon

JAMBI, Indonesia (22 November, 2012)_He carries with him a large black rucksack and carefully removes from it his mini-rhizotron video microscope, a bunch of cables and a laptop. Plugging it all in, he begins to explore the underground world inside the peat soil, which holds some of the world’s richest pools of carbon.

Heart of Darkness: Digging into Indonesia’s prized wetlands
21 November 2012

Heart of Darkness: Digging into Indonesia’s prized wetlands

BOGOR, Indonesia (22 November, 2012)_A team of researchers from the Center for International Forestry Research have been cramped in a small speedboat cruising along the South China Sea for eight hours. Suddenly the boat pauses, crossing a stark threshold where the silted brown water of the sea fuses with a darker, thick liquid.

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