Above Ground Carbon Stock across Different Land Use Types in Central Kalimantan Indonesia – First Step Toward Redd Implementation

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REDD+ is developed as a mechanism to acquire a global fund for addressing climate change, deforestation, and protecting the forest ecosystem while maintaining the livelihood of local communities. As a response to the need for carbon stock measurement at the specific forest and land-use types, this research aimed to estimate the aboveground carbon stock at seven land-use types in KPHP (Forest management unit) Katingan Hulu Central Kalimantan Indonesia. This research was conducted from May to September 2019. The data collected in 91 observation plots included diameter at breast height, total height, and fresh weight of understory vegetation and litter. Using an allometric equation, this research estimated the above-ground carbon stock in trees, understory vegetation, and litter. It was found that AGC varied across different land-use types: secondary peat forest 135.30 Mg C/Ha, secondary forest 212.19 Mg C/Ha, shrub 47.41 Mg C/Ha, oil palm plantation 73.76 Mg C/Ha, rubber plantation 65.56 Mg C/Ha, and forest with rattan 75.98 Mg C/Ha. It was concluded that AGC in KPHP Katingan Hulu varied according to the type of land use system. The forests with less human intervention, such as secondary forests, had higher AGC compared with highly disturbed forests such as shrubs. The findings from this research could help decision-makers to develop the REDD programs to rehabilitate forests and contribute to community development © 2022. Journal of Ecological Engineering All Rights Reserved. View source


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Journal of Ecological Engineering


Polskie Towarzystwo Inzynierii Ekologicznej (PTIE)










Above-ground carbon stock; Climate change; Land use types;

Form: Journal Article
Geographical Area: Indonesia

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