The comparison of bat populations between different microhabitats of Gomantong forest reserve, Sandakan, Sabah and mostyn estate, Kunak, Sabah.

Ong, Kay York (2008) The comparison of bat populations between different microhabitats of Gomantong forest reserve, Sandakan, Sabah and mostyn estate, Kunak, Sabah. Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Research about the comparison of bat populations between different microhabitats had been carried out in Gomantong Forest Reserve, Sandakan and Mostyn Estate, Kunak. Sampling is carried out from January 2008 till February 2008 using mist nets and also harp trap. Microhabitat data taken includes canopy coverage of the trap setting location and the distances of the trap from water system. Collected data were then analysis to : 1)access the diversity of bats of both sites, and 2) to compare the population of bats of different micro-habitat on both sites. A total of 206 individuals from 7 species of bats were caught in Gomantong Forest Reserve while only 14 individuals of 4 species were caught from Mostyn Estate. Hipposideros cervinus is the most dominant bat in Gomantong Forest Reserve while Cynopterus brachyotis is the most dominant bat in Mostyn Estate. Gomantong Forest Reserve has a higher species diversity (H' = 0.6179) compared to Mostyn Estate (H'= 0.3127). This is mainly caused by the difference in the vegetation of both sites. Between sites, it is found that Gomantong Forest Reserve has a stronger correlation with its microhabitat compared to Mostyn Estate.

Item Type: Academic Exercise
Uncontrolled Keywords: microhabitats of gomantong forest reserve , gomantong forest, Sandakan , mostyn estate, Kunak
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: SCHOOL > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: MDM FAUZIAH MATSIN
Date Deposited: 14 May 2013 05:24
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 07:44
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/5858

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