Assessment of forest ecosystems in the southern part of Crocker Range Park, Tenom

Assessment of forest ecosystems in the southern part of Crocker Range Park, Tenom. In: Seminar Explorasi Saintifik Mantailang, Promenade Hotel, Kota Kinabalu. (2019)


The southern part of Crocker Range Park is considered as one of the least studied area in the park. In conjunction with the Mantailang Scientific Exploration 2018, Forest Research Centre of the Sabah Forestry Department has set up 10 permanent sample plots to assess the forest structure, tree species composition and other ecological features. The objectives are in concordance with the statewide biodiversity monitoring strategy in protecting the integrity and functionality of forest ecosystems in Sabah. A total of three forest ecosystems were assessed in the study area, namely lowland mixed dipterocarp forest, upland mixed dipterocarp forest and lower montane forest. Patches of secondary vegetations were not sampled in this study. The forest structure and composition are varied among these ecosystems. This study highlighted several threats (i.e. illegal harvesting of forest resources, wildfire and forest simplification) to forest ecosystems within that area. Mitigative measures relevant to the mentioned threats were also included. In conclusion, this study has contributed positively to the advancement of long-term ecological research in the park.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: ecosystems, forest ecosystems
Taxonomy: By Subject > Applied Sciences > Biology
By Subject > Applied Sciences > Environmental Technology
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Depositing User: Haryati Ramlee
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2021 19:36
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2021 19:36
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