Peat Research Group (PRG)

1. Understand the oil palm performance on peat
2. Determine oil palm carbon balance on peat
3. Measure greenhouse gas emissions from oil palm on peat
4. Study fauna diversity in different peat ecosystems

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Greenhouse gas measurements from peat

TROPI-Measuring Soil1

Measuring soil CO2 respiration using long-term chambers from oil palm area planted on peat

TROPI-Measuring Soil2

Measuring soil CO2 respiration using Enviromental Gas Monitoring System (EGM-4) PP-System
TROPI-Measuring Soil3 Measuring soil CO2 respiration using Environmental Gas Monitoring System (EGM-4),PP-System and long-term chamber at bare drained peatland plot
TROPI-Gas Sampling Gas sampling using soil chamber and vacuum bottle
TROPI-Measuring Soil4 Measuring soil CO2 emission using Environmental Gas Monitoring System (EGM-4), PP-System at oil palm planted on peat
TROPI-CO2 and CH4 1 Eddy covariance system for measuring CO2 and CH4 flux above the canopy of oil palm planted on peat
TROPI-CO2 and CH4 2 Eddy covariance systems for measuring CO2 and CH4 flux from bare drained peatland plot
TROPI-Subsidence Poles Subsidence poles and piezometers were installed at the study sites for measuring peat subsidence and water table

TROPI-Measuring Peat

TROPI-Measuring Peat2

Measuring peat subsidence and water table
TROPI-Data Logger An automatic data logger (diver) for measuring water table
TROPI-Automatic Weather An automatic weather station to record meteorological data
TROPI-Measuring Peat Depth Measuring peat depth
TROPI-Measuring Peat Topography Measuring peat topography
TROPI-Peat Soil Auger Soil sampling using a peat soil auger
TROPI-Vegetative Measurement Vegetative measurement
TROPI-Weir Weir to control water level at collection drain for the study of different water regimes on GHG emissions and oil palm performance


Terrestrial Fauna Biodiversity Study

TROPI-Baited Trap

Baited trap

TROPI-Light Trap

Light trap
TROPI-Pitfall Trap Pitfall trap
TROPI-Cage Trap Cage trap
TROPI-Mist Net Mist net
TROPI-Recording External Recording external morphological measurement of capture animals
TROPI-Weighing Weighing of capture animals


Oil Palm Environmental Study

TROPI-Aquatic Fauna Sampling

Aquatic fauna sampling

TROPI-Measuring Water Quality

Measuring water quality
TROPI-Electroshocking Using electroshocking at small stream where the water level is shallow

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Kho Lip Khoon (Dr.)

Name KHO LIP KHOON (DR.)
Designation Research Officer (C) b03 kholipkhoon
Address Tropical Peat Research Unit (TROPI)
Biological Research Division
MPOB - Belaga Research Station
Tingkat 3, Lot 360 (Sublot 71)
Siong Boon Garden
Jalan Sibiyu
Peti Surat 3125
97013 Bintulu
Sarawak
E-mail Address lip.khoon@mpob.gov.my
Phone Number +6086-310 027
+6086-310 037 (Fax)
Qualification i. B.Sc. (Hons.) Environment, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor
ii. M.Sc. Soil Chemistry, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Kota Samarahan, Sarawak
iii. D.Phil. Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Areas of Research Ecosystem ecology and carbon dynamics
Areas of Expertise -
Interests i. Carbon cycle of forest and terrestrial ecosystems
ii. Interactions between ecosystems and the global atmosphere
iii. Understand how the ecology of natural ecosystems may be shifting in response to global atmospheric change


Nur Maisarah Bt Jantan

Name NUR MAISARAH BT JANTAN
Designation Research Officer (C) b03_nurmaisarah
Address Tropical Peat Research Unit (TROPI)
Biological Research Division
Malaysian Palm Oil Board,
No. 6 Persiaran Institusi
Bandar Baru Bangi
43000 Kajang, Selangor
E-mail Address nur.maisarah@mpob.gov.my
Phone Number +603-8769 4821
+603-8922 1875 (Fax)
Qualification i. B. Sc (Hons.) Biology, Univ. Kebangsaan Malaysia
ii. M. Sc Plant Systematics, Univ. Kebangsaan Malaysia
Areas of Research i. Carbon Fluxes of Oil Palm Planted On Peat
ii. Physiological Criteria for Evaluating Oil Palm Productivity
iii. Plant Systematics
Areas of Expertise i. Carbon and GHG fluxes from peat soil
ii. Plant taxonomy and ecology
Interests i. Carbon and GHG fluxes study
ii. Soil Science and the environmental
iii. Photosynthesis, cellular activities and metabolisms
iv. Plant taxonomy and ecology


Elisa Rumpang

Name ELISA RUMPANG
Designation Research Officer elisa rumpang
Address Tropical Peat Research Unit (TROPI)
Biological Research Division
Malaysian Palm Oil Board,
No. 6 Persiaran Institusi
Bandar Baru Bangi
43000 Kajang, Selangor
E-mail Address elisa@mpob.gov.my
Phone Number +6086-310027
Qualification i.Bachelor in Science Bioindustry
Areas of Research -
Areas of Expertise -
Interests i. Root (oil palm and forest) study using scanner


Hasimah Bt Mos

Name HASIMAH BT MOS
Designation Research Officer (C) hasimah17
Address Tropical Peat Research Unit (TROPI)
Biological Research Division
MPOB Sessang Research Station
Kompleks MPOB
Jln. Saratok / Roban Lama
P.O.Box 69
95400 Saratok
Sarawak
E-mail Address hasimah.mos@mpob.gov.my
Phone Number +6083-436 252 / 438 102
+6083-436 254 (Fax)
Qualification B. Sc (Hons.) Plant Technology, Univ. Malaysia Sabah
Areas of Research i. Carbon oxidation loss from peat soil using flux techniques
ii. Depth of drainage for successful cultivation of oil palm on peat soils
iii. GHG emissions and Carbon study
Areas of Expertise -
Interests i. Soil science
ii. Oil palm and the environment
iii. GHG emissions and Carbon study
iv. Eddy Covariance


Bettycopa Anak Amit

Name BETTYCOPA ANAK AMIT
Designation Research Officer (C) bettycopa17
Address Tropical Peat Research Unit (TROPI)
Biological Research Division
MPOB Sessang Research Station
Kompleks MPOB
Jln. Saratok / Roban Lama
P.O.Box 69
95400 Saratok
Sarawak
E-mail Address bettycopa@mpob.gov.my
Phone Number +6083-438102/+6083-436252
+6083-436 254 (Fax)
Qualification i.B. Sc (Hons.) Animal Resource Science and Management, UNIMAS
ii.M. Sc Ecology, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Sarawak
Areas of Research Wildlife Biodiversity and Ecology in Tropical Peat Swamp Ecosystems
Areas of Expertise -
Interests i. i) Biodiversity Study in Tropical Peat Swamp Ecosystem and Oil Palm Plantation
ii. Oil palm and the environment
iii. iii) Sustainable Oil Palm Management


Ella Michael Dosi

Name ELLA MICHAEL DOSI
Designation Research Officer (C) ellamichael17
Address Tropical Peat Research Unit (TROPI)
Biological Research Division
MPOB Sessang Research Station
Kompleks MPOB
Jln. Saratok / Roban Lama
P.O.Box 69
95400 Saratok
Sarawak
E-mail Address ellamichael@mpob.gov.my
Phone Number +6083-436 252 / 438 102
+6083-436 254 (Fax)
Qualification i. B. Sc (Hons.) Aquatic Resource Science and Management, UNIMAS.
ii. M.Sc (Environmental Science), UNIMAS
Areas of Research Aquatic Fauna and Water Quality Study
Areas of Expertise i.Fish Fauna
ii.Macroinvertebrates
iii.Water Quality
Interests i. Land use change and water quality
ii. Oil palm and the environment
iii. Biodiversity of aquatic fauna at different peat ecosystem


Siti Khadijah Bt Hajon

Name SITI KHADIJAH BT HAJON
Designation Research Officer sitikhadijah
Address Tropical Peat Research Unit (TROPI)
Biological Research Division
MPOB Sessang Research Station,
MPOB Complex, Jln Saratok/Roban Lama,
P.O. Box 69, 95407 Saratok, Sarawak
E-mail Address sitikhadijahhajon@mpob.gov.my
Phone Number +6083436252/438102
+6083436254 (Fax)
Qualification B.Eng (Hons) Chemical Engineering and Energy Sustainability, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Areas of Research Relationship Of Tropical Peat Properties On GHG Emission And Oil Palm Performance
Areas of Expertise -
Interests i.Peat Soil Physical And Chemical Properties.
ii.GHG Emissions And Carbon Study.
iii.Different Types Of Peat Soil Study