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This article compares the capacity of undisturbed tropical forest in absorbing COand acts as a net sink with the disturbed (drained) peatland forest acting as a net source.  Undisturbed forest of Lore Lindu National Park (LLNP) absorbs substantial amount of CO22  with  low ecosystem respiration resulted in a net absorbtion reaching -970 gCm-2 year-1.  Data from a disturbed peatland forest in Central Kalimantan shows that although absorption was higher than the LLNP area ecosystem respiration of this drained peatland resulted in a big net emission reaching 447 gCm-2 year-1.  Recovery of the hydrological system of the area, reduced emission substantially.This article compares the capacity of undisturbed tropical forest in absorbing COand acts as a net sink with the disturbed (drained) peatland forest acting as a net source.  Undisturbed forest of Lore Lindu National Park (LLNP) absorbs substantial amount of CO22  with  low ecosystem respiration resulted in a net absorbtion reaching -970 gCm-2 year-1.  Data from a disturbed peatland forest in Central Kalimantan shows that although absorption was higher than the LLNP area ecosystem respiration of this drained peatland resulted in a big net emission reaching 447 gCm-2 year-1.  Recovery of the hydrological system of the area, reduced emission substantially.

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Biomass CO2 Peatland Tropical forest

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June, T. (2010). <b>CAPACITY OF INDONESIAN FOREST AS CO2 SINK: COMPARING AN INTACT PRIMARY FOREST OF LORE LINDU NATIONAL PARK CENTRAL SULAWESI WITH DEGRADED AND DRAINED PEATLAND FOREST IN CENTRAL KALIMANTAN</b&gt;. Agromet, 24(2), 33-38. https://doi.org/10.29244/j.agromet.24.2.33-38