Grant-in-Aid / Other Funding

Effects of change on natural forest to plantations through the observation of Greenhouse gas dynamics in Southeast Asia

principal Investigator: ITOH, Masayuki
Period: FY2012−13

This study focuses on the spatial and temporal variation of major greenhouse gas fluxes such as carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide in Southeast Asian forests. In Southeast Asia, rapid land use change is taking place over a large area. This research aims to carry out gas flux measurements in both natural forest sites and plantations (Acacia or palm oil plantation) and the results will be compared. The study hopes to compare the results of several phases of simultaneous human impacts through field measurements in the forests and observe different stages of land use change.