Carbon Dioxide Emission from Peatland in Relation to Hydrology, Peat Moisture and Humifiacation at Vo Doi National Park

D. M. Vien, N. M. Phuong, Jyrki Jauhiainen, V. T. Guong

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The relationships of CO2 emission with water table, peat moisture and humification was studied in secondary peat swamp forest floor at the Vodoi national park, Vietnam in order to propose a better water management
system to maintain forest growth and restore peat. The recent artificially maintained high water level in the forest floor for most of the year in order to reduce risks of fire has led to bad growth of forest and death of some plants. The results of this study showed that the less humified top 10 cm peat (litter) layer has a major contribution to CO2 emission from peat surface. The CO2 release rate from peat oxidation decreased significantly when peat moisture became less than 80% of the water holding capacity. Deep water level in dry season, lower than 25 cm under the peat surface, might decrease the rate of CO2 emission from peat oxidation and is good for forest-root respiration. Therefore, artificially maintaining a high water level in the dry season is not a good choice to restore peat and forest in the Vo Doi National Park.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings, 19th World Congress of Soil Science, Soil Solutions for a Changing World, Brisbane, Australia, 1-6 August 2010
EditorsRobert J. Gilkes, Nattaporn Prakongkep
PublisherInternational Union of Soil Sciences
Publication date2010
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-646-53783-2
Publication statusPublished - 2010
MoE publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventWorld Congress of Soil Science - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 1 Aug 20106 Aug 2010
Conference number: 19

Fields of Science

  • 4112 Forestry
  • 1172 Environmental sciences

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