Potential species selection for peatland rehabilitation in Central Kalimantan




Mawazin, Fambayun RA. 2020. Potential species selection for peatland rehabilitation in Central Kalimantan. Pros Sem Nas Masy Biodiv Indon. Pros Sem Nas Masy Biodiv Indon 6: 546-551. Peat swamp forest rehabilitation has been carried out, however in general, it brought unsatisfied results. One of the factors causing the failure in rehabilitation includes the wrong species selection and the lack of preparation in terms of sufficient quantities of a seedling. To support the success of rehabilitation, research is needed to determine the potential species chosen for rehabilitation and the species should be able to adapt to their environment. This research was conducted using the scoring method. First, the criteria and parameters which controlled the success of rehabilitation are determined. The predetermined criteria and parameters are then given weight and score. The highest total score is determined as the more potential species, while the lowest total score is determined as the less potential species to be developed in the rehabilitation activities. The results showed that 28 species were found. Of these 28 species, 3 species were classified as high potential species, 4 species were medium potential species, 9 species were less potential, and 12 species are classified as non-potential species. The species that are classified as high potential species namely Calophyllum kunstleri, Stemonurus scorpioides and Campnosperma auriculata. It is hoped that those species are prioritized to be selected in rehabilitation activities on peatlands in the near future.