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Open Access: Rebuilding a house of cards: Restoring the equilibrium in Indonesia's tropical peatland

Thursday, May 14, 2020  
Posted by: Keith MacCallum
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Indonesia’s extensive tropical peatland domes contain a globally critical reservoir of carbon. Their forests have become a final refuge to endangered mammals such orangutans, sun bears and clouded leopards, and provide livelihoods, environmental stability and spiritual identity to indigenous communities. Dr. Laura Graham presents a case study of a degraded peat dome that is being restored by her organization, The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation, BOSF-Mawas Program.

Speaker Bio: Dr. Laura Graham began studying tropical peatlands in Indonesia in 2004 and continued through her doctorate, which examined the ecological and social barriers preventing natural regeneration from occurring in degraded tropical peatlands in Central Kalimantan. She now leads the BOSF Mawas Monitoring and Research Team, and was recently elected to be the SER Board of Directors' new Regional Director for Asia.