Peat Ecosystem and Environmental (PEE) Group

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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Izzati Mohamad Noor

Name IZZATI MOHAMAD NOOR
Designation Research Officer b03 izzati
Address Biology & Sustainability Research Division
Peat Ecosystem & Biodiversity Unit
No. 6, Persiaran Institusi
Bandar Baru Bangi
43000, Kajang, Selangor.
E-mail Address izzati@mpob.gov.my
Phone Number 03-8769 3829
Qualification i. B.Sc (Hons.) Environmental Science, UKM
ii. M.Sc Environmental Assessment & Monitoring, UKM
Areas of Research i. Environment
ii. Carbon dynamics
Areas of Expertise -
Interests i. Water use efficiency
ii. Environment and sustainability
iii. Oil palm ecosystems


Nur Maisarah Bt Jantan

Name NUR MAISARAH BT JANTAN
Designation Research Officer (C) b03_nurmaisarah1
Address Tropical Peat Research Unit (TROPI)
Biology and Sustainability 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


Law Mei Ching, Dr.

Name LAW MEI CHING, DR.
Designation Research Officer (C) b04-meiching
Address Tropical Peat Research Unit (TROPI)
Biology and Sustainability Research Division
Malaysian Palm Oil Board,
No. 6 Persiaran Institusi
Bandar Baru Bangi
43000 Kajang, Selangor
E-mail Address meiching@mpob.gov.my
Phone Number +603-8769 3483
Qualification -
Areas of Research -
Areas of Expertise -
Interests -


Elisa Rumpang

Name ELISA RUMPANG
Designation Research Officer elisa rumpang
Address Tropical Peat Research Unit (TROPI)
Biology and Sustainability 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)
Biology and Sustainability 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


Tiara Nales Nyawai

Name TIARA NALES NYAWAI
Designation Research Officer (C) b04-tiara
Address Tropical Peat Research Unit (TROPI)
Biology and Sustainability Research Division
MPOB Sessang Research Station,
MPOB Complex, Jln Saratok/Roban Lama,
P.O. Box 69, 95407 Saratok, Sarawak
E-mail Address tiara@mpob.gov.my
Phone Number +6083-436 252/438 102
+6083-436 254 (Fax)
Qualification B. Sc. (Hons) Resource Chemistry, UNIMAS
Areas of Research Relationship of tropical peat properties on ghg emission and oil palm performance
Areas of Expertise -
Interests i. GHGs emission and carbon study.
ii. Physical and chemical properties of peat soil.