Tropical Wetlands - Innovation in Mapping and Management : Proceedings of the International Workshop on Tropical Wetlands: Innovation in Mapping and Management, October 19-20, 2018, Banjarmasin, Indonesia book cover
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Tropical Wetlands - Innovation in Mapping and Management
Proceedings of the International Workshop on Tropical Wetlands: Innovation in Mapping and Management, October 19-20, 2018, Banjarmasin, Indonesia

ISBN 9780367209643
Published December 3, 2019 by CRC Press
210 Pages

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Book Description

This book contains papers presented at the International Workshop on Tropical Wetlands, held in Banjarmasin, Indonesia. This workshop discussed wetland mapping and characterization as well as wetland management for sustainable agriculture. This volume contains selected papers on tropical wetlands, more specifically, peatland, tidal land, and acid sulphate soils.

This book presents an international overview of wetland and peatland mapping experiences from Indonesia, Congo, Brazil, Australia, and Scotland. Several innovative techniques are discussed, including integrated digital soil mapping and remote sensing techniques, as well as geodatabase processing and field surveying. This book further discussed tropical wetland management for agriculture as practiced in Indonesia, Vietnam, and Thailand.

The contents of this book are suitable and should be a good reference for those who are involved in research, development, and management of tropical wetland, including academics, soil scientists, environmentalists, researchers, agriculturists, students, agri-businessmen, policy makers, land managers and farmers.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Preface ix

Editorial Board xi

Part A. Mapping and characterization of wetlands

Open digital mapping for accurate assessment of tropical peatlands 3
B. Minasny, Rudiyanto, Y. Sulaeman & B.I. Setiawan

Wetlands in Brazil 9
A. ten Caten

Peat and peatland mapping in Australia 14
B. Malone & D. Kidd

Digital soil mapping for northern peatlands: Examples of mapping peats and their characteristics in Scotland 18
L. Poggio, R. Artz & A. Gimona

Refining estimates of peat distribution, thickness and carbon stocks of Congolese peatlands: A brief review of knowledge gaps and research needs 24
Y.D. Botula, E.T. Ngwamashi Mihaha, A. Lamulamu Kamukenge & W. Kombe Ibey

Mapping acid sulfate soil hydrogeomorphical unit on the peatland landscape using a hybrid remote sensing approach 30
W. Widyatmanti, D. Umarhadi, M.U.L. Ningam, Z. Sarah, K. Nugroho, Wahyunto & Y. Sulaeman

Application of ALOS PALSAR for mapping swampland in South Kalimantan 37
D. Cahyana, Y. Sulaeman & R. Tateishi

Part B. Wetlands use and management: Global perspectives

Wetland development for agriculture in Indonesia 1935 to 2013: Historical perspectives and lessons learned 47
Y. Sulaeman

Managing wetlands in Vietnam: Current practices and future challenges 52
H. Van Thang

Managing acid sulfate soil in Thailand: Current practices and future needs 56
P. Vijarnsorn

Management package of Tri-Kelola plus for increasing production and productivity in wetland development for agriculture 63
D. Nursyamsi, Y. Sulaeman & M. Noor

Peatland management for oil palm in Indonesia 73
B. Sahari, Y.A. Adhi, R. Rolland, P.P. Utama & I. Ismail

Part C. Water management

Water management in tidal swamps farming: From indigenous knowledge to improved technology 83
M. Noor & H. Sosiawan

Water management methods affected the growth and yield of several rice varieties in a tidal swampland in Jambi 89
Salwati & L. Izhar

Peat hydrological unit needs to be conserved to support food crop production in Mendol Island, Riau, Indonesia 93
Suratman & Hikmatullah

Part D. Peatland management

Dissolved organic carbon in tidal and fresh water peatlands 105
S. Nurzakiah, Nurita & D. Nursyamsi

Soil amelioration on peat and its effect on methane (CH4) emission and rice yield 109
H.L. Susilawati, A. Pramono, P. Setyanto & K. Inubushi

Fresh water peatland in the Riau province, Sumatra 117
E. Suryani, E. Yatno & R.E. Subandiono

Characteristics of peat soils and management implication for agricultural development in Asahan regency, North Sumatra 127
E. Yatno, E. Suryani & Suratman

Part E. Tidal land management

Water plant and iron oxidizing bacteria for phytoremediation of water waste with passive treatment in acid sulphate soil 135
W. Annisa, Y. Lestari & K. Napisah

Management optimization technology of acid sulphate tidal swampland for improving farmers income (case study of Sidomulyo Village Tamban Catur District Kapuas Sub-district) 140
Y.R. Darsani & W. Annisa

Decreasing pyrite content and acidity on potential acid sulphate soil of South Kalimantan by leaching-oxidation 147
Y. Lestari, S.N.H. Utami & D. Nursyamsi

Relationship between soil Fe concentration and agronomic traits of rice in acid sulfate soils 152
I. Khairullah, D. Indradewa, A. Maas, P. Yudono & D. Nursyamsi

The efficacy of using climate data for developing food crops in wetlands: A case study from Kalimantan Island 161
W. Estiningtyas, S. Erni & Susanti

Identification and characterization of chilli and shallot developement regions based on soil, climate, and water resources in Tapin District, South Kalimantan 172
P. Rejekiningrum & S. Ritung

Potential of land resources for agriculture in Asmat region, Papua Province, Indonesia 182
R.A. Gani & Sukarman

Author index 197

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Yiyi Sulaeman is a Researcher at the Indonesian Center for Agricultural Land Resources Research and Development (ICALRD) in Indonesia. He is also Deputy Director of ICALRD. His research interests include digital soil mapping, land mapping and characterization.

Laura Poggio is a spatial modeller of ISRIC, The Netherland since 2018, after The James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK since 2008. Her main research focus is Integration of information on soil-climate interactions with land use and ecosystem processes in a spatial context. In particular she is interested in mapping spatio-temporal relationships between ground data and remote sensing-derived information for digital soil mapping with quantification and propagation of uncertainty. The background is in forestry and environmental sciences from University of Turin (I) with a PhD focussing on the development of a simplified land-use modelling method for the assessment of the risk of heavy metal polluted soil towards human health.

Budiman Minasny is a Professor in Soil-Landscape Modelling at the School of Life and Environmental Sciences, the University of Sydney in Australia. He is passionate about the role of soil in managing climate change, food, water, energy security and maintaining biodiversity. He has more than 150 international journal publications, won numerous awards, and is recognised as the leader in digital soil mapping and modelling.

Dedi Nursyamsi is a Professor of Research at the Agency for Agricultural Research and Development, Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture. He is also Assistant Minister of Agriculture for Infrastructure affairs. His research interest is to land management and soil nutrient management as well as soil fertilization.