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Acknowledgements

This article and the special issue are dedicated to the memory of Dr. Reed Wadley, our friend and fellow scholar of Southeast Asian swidden systems who passed away on 28 June 2008 at the age of 45. We are very grateful to the Ford Foundation Vietnam and Indonesia for funding the workshop and conferences as well as for supporting the development of this special issue. We would also like to thank the University of Copenhagen for providing travel grants, Hanoi University of Agriculture for organizing the workshop and conference in Hanoi, and the World Agroforestry Centre for organizing the meeting in Jakarta. The time and effort put into this special issue by all authors are highly appreciated and we are especially grateful to Professor Emeritus Georges Condominas, who gave the keynote address at the conference in Hanoi, to the Ecole Française d’Extrême-Orient in Hanoi who assisted Professor Condominas during his stay in Hanoi, and to Nicholas Menzies who translated the address from French.

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Mertz, O., Padoch, C., Fox, J. et al. Swidden Change in Southeast Asia: Understanding Causes and Consequences. Hum Ecol 37, 259–264 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10745-009-9245-2

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Keywords

  • Carbon Storage
  • Upland Rice
  • Swidden Cultivation
  • Fallow Area
  • Swidden System