Denial of long-term issues with agriculture on tropical peatlands will have devastating consequences

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The first International Peat Congress (IPC) held in the tropics - in Kuching (Malaysia) - brought together over 1000 international peatland scientists and industrial partners from across the world (“International Peat Congress with over 1000 participants!,” 2016). The congress covered all aspects of peatland ecosystems and their management, with a strong focus on the environmental, societal and economic challenges associated with contemporary large-scale agricultural conversion of tropical peat.

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Original languageEnglish
JournalGlobal Change Biology
Early online date27 Sep 2016
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 27 Sep 2016


  • Tropical peatlands, agriculture, sustainability, emissions, subsidence