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Title: SoiI Organic Carbon Stocks in the Nee Soon Swamp Forest
Authors: Muhd Herzad Bin Mohd Rahman
Keywords: Soil Organic Carbon, Carbon Stocks, Nee Soon, Swamp Forest, Dryland Forest, Disturbed
Issue Date: 2016
Citation: Muhd Herzad Bin Mohd Rahman (2016). SoiI Organic Carbon Stocks in the Nee Soon Swamp Forest. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Carbon sequestration has risen in importance with the recognition of its effects in mitigating climate change. However, the magnitude of carbon stored in Singapore has not been comprehensively quantified. Studies in Singapore have begun to assess the contributions to carbon storage of natural places on the island but remain few in number. This study aims to contribute to this growing pool though the quantification of soil organic carbon (SOC) stocks in the Nee Soon Swamp Forest catchment. Soil sampling in the dryland forest, swamp forest and disturbed land in the catchment revealed that the highest concentrations of carbon stocks lie in the swamp forest, followed by disturbed land then dryland forest. Most of the total SOC stock was held in the dryland forest due to its size. Further analysis revealed that the dryland forest and disturbed land soils were not significantly different as previously thought but shared the same levels of SOC. It also revealed there were three types of swamp forest in the NSSF, not one. Lastly, using estimates from other carbon studies in Singapore together with the findings, the SOC stocks in the NSSF was compared to other natural places in Singapore. The NSSF was found to be a disproportionately large store of carbon relative to its size, hence confirming its value beyond just biodiversity.
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