Dynamics of Burned Lowland Dipterocarp Forest Stands in Bukit Soeharto, East Kalimantan

  • Takeshi Toma
  • Paulus Matius
  • Yoshiyuki Kiyono
  • Ryuichi Watanabe
  • Yasuyuki Okimori
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 140)


Two of the world’s largest forest fires burned the lowland dipterocarp forests in East Kalimantan within a 15-year period. During the dry spell in 1982–83, wildfires in the Indonesian province of East Kalimantan affected about 3.6 million hectares of primary and secondary rainforest (Goldammer and Seibert 1990). From 1997 to 1998, severe droughts linked to another strong El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) event occurred, and resulted in a second immense forest fire in East Kalimantan (Chapter 3, this volume).


Aboveground Biomass Primary Forest Pioneer Species Surface Fire Dipterocarp Forest 
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  • Takeshi Toma
  • Paulus Matius
  • Yoshiyuki Kiyono
  • Ryuichi Watanabe
  • Yasuyuki Okimori

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