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The stratigraphy and fire history of the Kutai Peatlands, Kalimantan, Indonesia

Hope, Geoffrey; Chokkalingam, Unna; Anwar, Syaiful


The equatorial peatlands of the Kutai lowland of eastern Kalimantan are generally 4-10 m in thickness but some sections exceed 16 m in depth. The deposition of peat commenced about 8000 yrs ago after shallow flooding of the basin by the Mahakam River. The earliest vegetation is a Pandanus swamp which grades upwards to swamp forest dominated by dipterocarps. The peatland has expanded laterally and rivers have maintained narrow levee-channel tracks through the swamp, which has grown vertically in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Quaternary Research
DOI: 10.1016/j.yqres.2005.08.009


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