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Sunday, 28. April 2013
Indonesia: ForCES team visited PT. Ratah Timber on February 2013


On February 2nd– 5th, 2013, ForCES team visited PT. Ratah Timber to see biodiversity and carbon plots. PT. Ratah Timber together with WWF-Indonesia and Kyoto University has done baseline assessment for biodiversity and carbon on June 2012. There are 60plots appointed with six stratum of ecosystem integrity. Community composition of canopy trees is a surrogate of “ecosystem integrity” or “ecosystem health”and indirectly indicates the overall ecosystem intactness, regeneration,resilience and the quality of ecosystem services. It can be also a surrogate of the biodiversity of insects, mammals, fungi and other biological groups. The community composition of canopy trees is enumerated by inventorying large trees in a plot laid out on the ground.