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partially carbonized vegetable matter saturated with water

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The team's paper, titled 'C mobilisation in disturbed tropical peat swamps: old DOC can fuel the fluvial efflux of old carbon dioxide, but site recovery can occur', is published in Scientific Reports and will be available at
Tree biomass equations for tropical peat swamp forest ecosystems in Indonesia.
Peat swamp forests are tropical forests in which the soil is filled with water, which stops dead leaves and wood from completely decomposing or rotting.
Simpson, "Status Assessment of Tomistoma in Peninsular Malaysia: Peat Swamp Forests of Selangor & Pahang," Tomistoma Task Force, of the IUCN/SSC Crocodile Specialist Group, 2014.
Fujita, & Ahmad Mohammad) is entitled 'Biodiversity of Peat Swamp Forests and Plantations', but that title is misleading, because it deals only with mammals and birds.
The stratigraphy of a tropical lowland peat swamp and some of its related palynological characteristics were studied using samples collected from auger holes.
(L.), growing at various peat swamp region types is the first report from any part of the world.
The Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve Project is the world's largest initiative to protect low land peat swamp forests, one of the most highly endangered ecosystems in the world.
The blazes in peat swamp forests on Indonesia's Sumatra island have sent massive plumes of smog across the sea to neighboring Singapore and Malaysia, both of which are growing impatient with Indonesia's response to the problem that occurs nearly every year.
The researchers said that it made them a "major contributor" to peat swamp deforestation in the region.
One example can be found in the Tripa Peat Swamp Forest, in the northwest of Aceh province, home to endangered species such as Sumatran rhinos and tigers.
Hundreds of critically endangered orangutans in western Indonesia could be wiped out by the year's end if palm oil companies keep setting land-clearing fires in their peat swamp forests, conservationists warned Thursday.
The water in peat swamp forests, where orangutans live, tends to be a muddy orange.
APP, the third largest pulp and paper producer in the world, once named the World Wide Fund for Nature and the Rainforest Alliance as partners, environmental groups that hoped to gain access to APP's activities, including illegal logging, building roads through the Kampar peninsula (an extremely important peat swamp forest in terms of carbon storage) and threatening the lives and habitat of the endangered Sumatran tiger and Sumatran orangutans.
On the southern coast of Borneo in Central Kalimantan province, a 500-square-kilometre area of tropical peat swamp forest has been purchased and developed as a REDD program.