In collaboration with the University of Riau, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has established permanent plots in Tanjung Leban village, Bengkalis regency, Riau province. The site, which is owned by the local community, is about 50 km east of the city of Dumai and easily accessed by car.
Establishing the plots will result in long-term monitoring of the dynamics of carbon (C) cycling in restored (revegetated and re-wetted) peatlands. The observed parameters include C stocks, peat depth, water table fluctuation, net primary production (NPP) and surface elevation change. The activities involve faculty members and students from the University of Riau and members of the local community.
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The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) is a non-profit, scientific facility that conducts research on the most pressing challenges of forest and landscapes management around the world. With our global, multidisciplinary approach, we aim to improve human well-being, protect the environment, and increase equity. To do so, we help policymakers, practitioners and communities make decisions based on solid science about how they use and manage their forests and landscapes.