Vegetation composition on peatlands with different fire frequency in Musi Banyuasin, South Sumatra

Awaludin Jamil, Yudi Setiawan, Lilik Budi Prasetyo


Peatlands that experience fire have the ability to restore their own environment through a process of vegetation succession. Areas with different frequency of fires have different vegetation dominance. Observations were made on areas that experienced a frequency of one, two, three and four times burned. The purpose of this study was to explain the differences in vegetation that make up areas with different fire frequencies. Vegetation growth rates of saplings and understorey were found in all burnt frequency areas, seedling growth rates were found in areas one and three times burned, pole growth rates were found in one burnt area and tree growth rates were found in areas one and two burns. The growth rate of saplings in the one-time burns frequency area was dominated by Sepongol vegetation, the two-burn frequency area was dominated by Bangun -anguns and the three and four-time burnt frequency areas were dominated by Melastoma malabatrihcum. Lower plants in areas with a frequency of one, two and three times burned were dominated by Asplenium longissimum and in areas with four times the frequency of burns was dominated by Athyrium esculentum.


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Awaludin Jamil (Primary Contact)
Yudi Setiawan
Lilik Budi Prasetyo
JamilA., SetiawanY. and PrasetyoL. B. (2022) “Vegetation composition on peatlands with different fire frequency in Musi Banyuasin, South Sumatra”, Jurnal Pengelolaan Sumberdaya Alam dan Lingkungan (Journal of Natural Resources and Environmental Management). Bogor, ID, 12(3), pp. 435-444. doi: 10.29244/jpsl.12.3.435-444.

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