Subsidence Pole Inserted in Peatland in Johor, Peninsular Malaysia (image) University of Leicester Share Print E-Mail Caption Subsidence pole inserted in peatland in Johor, peninsular Malaysia. The pole was inserted beside an oil palm plantation in 1978 and at the time of this photograph (2007), 2.3 m of subsidence had occurred (the human "measuring stick," Dr. Chris Banks, is 2 meters tall). Credit Image: J. Jauhiainen Usage Restrictions Use only with credit. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.