A. 5 km Seria Pro#les ofKuala Belait hydraulic and biogeochemical Be characterization Eddy-#ux la it Automated towers rain gages Transmission D a m it Solar-powered line research station Dam it t ower sit e Automated M Dam it river gages en Mendaram da st udy area Ba t ower sit e ra m ra River carbon m Mendaram st udy area #ux stations Sarawak Labi Hills Piezometers with pressure transducers Foot print of #ux measurements Sit e overview Operat ional 2011-09 Under developm ent
Questions: (1) What are the carbon ﬂuxes to and from peat lands? (2) How does peat accumulate? Chicken-or-egg conundrum Local dynamics in peat domes (3) How does deforestation affect peat?
• Brunei’s peat forest are a unique and valuable resource• We are building novel sensors that quantify carbon ﬂuxes into and out of the peat lands and are designed to work in the peat forest• We are combing data with models to better understand how peat is created and destroyed