Land and soil health assessment in the Borneo-Sumatra sentinel landscape

Earth and environmental sciences; Agricultural sciences
Soil science; Tree biodiversity; Land and soil health; Spatial modeling; Biophysical assessments
World Agroforestry (ICRAF)

Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
World Agroforestry (ICRAF)
Land and soil health data; Tree density and tree biodiversity data

The Land Degradation Surveillance Framework (LDSF) was carried out at four, 100 km2 sites within the Borneo-Sumatra sentinel landscape: Soralangun Sarolangun (SRG) and Merangin in Sumatra, led by the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and Mentebah, and Batang Lupar in Kalimantan (Borneo), led by the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). The LDSF is a spatially stratified, randomized sampling design, developed to provide a biophysical baseline at landscape level and a monitoring and evaluation framework for assessing processes of land degradation and effectiveness of rehabilitation measures over time.

Measured variables include: land cover, tree and shrub densities, tree biodiversity, erosion prevalence, infiltration capacity, and an assessment of impact to habitat and occurrence of soil conservation structures.

Soil samples were also collected (320 top [0-20 cm] and sub [20-50 cm] soil samples per site) and were processed in Indonesia. Processed samples were shipped to Nairobi and subjected to infrared spectroscopy and wet chemistry analysis. These combined datasets will be used to assess soil and ecosystem health for the landscape in more detail.

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There are 2 restricted files in this dataset. This is an ongoing project. Data is restricted to data authors only. Users may request access to files.


Laumonier, Yves; Kharisma, Selly; Khasanah, Ni’matul; Afdholullail, Akhmad Luthfi; Widayati, Atiek; Winowiecki, Leigh; Vagen, Tor-Gunnar, 2016, “Land and Soil Health Assessment in the Borneo-Sumatra Sentinel Landscape”,, Harvard Dataverse, V3, UNF:6:Zkeor0/AECsxLmSfd33yEQ== [fileUNF].

Please see the individual data files for file-specific citations.


Borneo-Sumatra household baseline (Version 10)


Yves Laumonier; Paul Baraka; Atiek Widayati; Chandra Irawadi Wijaya; Tina Taufiqoh; Alfa Ratu Simarangkir; Isnurdiansyah; Anja Gassner; Brian Chiputwa; Parmutia Makui


Laumonier, Yves; Baraka, Paul; Widayati, Atiek; Wijaya, Chandra Irawadi; Taufiqoh, Tina; Simarangkir, Alfa Ratu; Isnurdiansyah; Gassner, Anja; Chiputwa, Brian; Makui, Parmutia, 2015, “Borneo – Sumatra Household Baseline”,, Harvard Dataverse, V10, UNF:6:k3r4JY17md2iJVYme4Ld4g== [fileUNF].

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Land and soil health assessment in the Borneo-Sumatra sentinel landscape data files


Soul organic carbon (SOC) 2012 - Sumatera


Erosion 2012 - Sumatra


Soil pH 2012 - Sumatra


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