The correlations between bird relative abundance with the stem density in two years old acacia mangium plantation at Sabah Forest Industries, Sipitang

Oswald @ Aisat Igau, and Kee , Sze Lue and Jephte Sompud, and Cynthia Boon Sompud, and Emily A. Gilbert, (2016) The correlations between bird relative abundance with the stem density in two years old acacia mangium plantation at Sabah Forest Industries, Sipitang. Transactions on Science and Technology , 3 (1-2). pp. 136-142. ISSN 2289-8786

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Abstract

Avian population is one of the components of biodiversity that is affected by the loss of the natural forest. Acacia mangium is one of the exotic species that is mainly planted in Sabah Forest Industries (SFI) in order to meet the demand of pulp and paper supply. Due to the fast growing ability of mangium species, the tree stand density in Mendulong Estate is relatively high. This research was conducted to investigate the influence of tree stem density toward the avian population in 2-years age Acacia mangium forest plantation, SFI. Bird survey was conducted using point count method and binocular with 10 (magnification) X 40 (objective size) was used for direct observation. A positive correlation between tree stem density and bird population was obtained via Pearson's correlation (r=0.394, p=0.031). This study shows that increasing of tree stem density can positively influence the avian population significantly.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Avian population, Sabah, Tree stem density, Acacia mangium, Relative abundance
Subjects:Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions:FACULTY > Faculty of Science and Natural Resources
ID Code:14137
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:06 Sep 2016 12:50
Last Modified:06 Sep 2016 12:50

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