15 Gang Garuda Cipinang Kalimantan Tengah 74511 ID

This study addresses three primary questions regarding oil palm expansion (1) What fraction of forest and peat forest conversion for oil palm involves fire? (2) Does certification alter fire use for forest conversion or the frequency of management or accidental fires in plantation areas? (3) During El Niño years, do certified plantations have fewer satellite fire detections compared to non-certified plantations and surrounding lands?

Lead organization:
University of Maryland
Study sector:
Agriculture focus:
Palm oil
Study type:
Outcome or Impact Evaluation
Study design & methods:
Control group(s) / counterfactual, Before and after comparison, Quantitative collection and analysis methods, Remote sensing
Study scope:
Environmental issues
Research Partner(s):
University of Hawai’i, University of Wisconsin and National Wildlife Federation
Published on:
August 21, 2017
Name of lead contact:
Praveen Noojipady