Friday, August 05, 2011 at 09:00-11:00

Venue: Landscape Architecture Studio – Wing XIII, Level VI
Department of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Agriculture, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB)

EVALUATION OF CARBON STOCK DYNAMIC AT PRIMARY PEAT FOREST AND BURNT PEAT FOREST

I Wayan Susi Dharmawan
Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), Bogor, Indonesia; Center of Forest Nature and Conservation Research and Development, Bogor, Indonesia; Email: salifa03@yahoo.co.id

Supervisors:
PROF. DR. BAMBANG HERO SAHARDJO, PROF. DR. HADI SUSILO ARIFIN,
DR. SUPRIYANTO, and DR. CHAIRIL ANWAR SIREGAR

ABSTRACT

Peat forest vegetation has the potency of Carbon sequestration is about 200 tC/ha. Providing of Carbon sequestration and soil Carbon data is important in estimating to fill out the limitations of existing data, therefore, data variation in the peat swamp forest Carbon stocks can be reduced. For that reason, we need to do an inventory of forest Carbon stocks based on the characteristics of peat forest type. The research objectives are: a). to analyze the level of vegetation Carbon stocks in some age of burnt peat forest and primary peat forests, b). to analyze the level of soil organic Carbon, and c). to predict Carbon stocks recovery of vegetation at repeated burnt peat forest, burnt peat forest after 3 years and after 8 years using extrapolation calculations. The approach method would be used to establish the plot as much as four clusters in the repeated burnt peat forest, burnt peat forests after 3 years, burnt peat forest after 8 years and primary peat forest. Each cluster has 4 sub-plots, so totally there are 16 sub-plots. Some variables will be observed in each cluster, i.e. stand biomass (seedlings, saplings, poles and trees), necromass, litter, and shrubs. Destructive sampling method will be used to establish the allometric equations at each cluster location. In addition, it is also measured the Carbon reserves of peat soils and peat depth.