Peatlands restorer plant species in the protected forest area
Sciendo (De Gruyter)
Like other ecosystems, burnt peatlands will run into natural regeneration, characterized by pioneer plants’ presence as a succession process guard. However, annual burnt peatlands can complicate vegetation growth, including the pioneer’s presence. Besides that, it is unknown what kind of grow pioneers are, so the research aims to find out the pioneer plants’ diversity on burnt peatlands is essential. The reasonably extensive distribution of peat ecosystems and high fire potential in Sumatra is Tanjung Jabung Regency of Jambi Province selected to study. The locations of plant species inventory are Orang Kayo Hitam Forest Park (burnt five times), village forest (HD) Sinar Wajo, and HD Koto Kandis Dendang (each burnt once) using the Nested Quadrat and Line Transect of vegetation survey method. Vegetation analysis showed that 22 pioneers were found in HD Sinar Wajo and 27 species in HD Koto Kandis Dendang. Some are identified as ferns (Pteridophyta), breed with spores, and pioneer plants reproduce by seeds (Spermatophyta). In Orang Kayo Hitam Forest Park found 26 species consisting of plants, trees, shrubs, and lianas. Among the three locations, we found the same type of pioneer. It is implied that patterns and regeneration processes can help each other in the same landscape.
© 2022 Nursanti Nursanti et al., published by Sciendo. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ . The Version of Scholarly Record of this Article is published in Folia Forestalia Polonica, Series A – Forestry, 2022, Vol. 64 (2), 108–116, available online at: https://sciendo.com/article/10.2478/ffp-2022-0011 . Keywords: forest fire; hutan desa; Koto Kandis Dendang; Orang Kayo Hitam Forest Park; peat rehabilitation; pioneer plants; Sinar Wajo; natural regeneration; biodiversity; peat swamp forest; Asia; Indonesia.
Nursanti, N., Novriyanti, N., Indriyani, A., Anggraeni, N. & Paiman, A. (2022). Peatlands restorer plant species in the protected forest area. Folia Forestalia Polonica, 64(2), 108-116. https://doi.org/10.2478/ffp-2022-0011