Salticid diversity in fragmented and unfragmented lowland forests, Sukau Kinabatangan and Danum Valley

Suhan Sukumaran, (2004) Salticid diversity in fragmented and unfragmented lowland forests, Sukau Kinabatangan and Danum Valley. Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The study concerns the biodiversity of spiders from the family Salticidae or commonly known as the jumping spiders in two areas, which are fragmented and unfragmented lowland forests. The objectives of this study include, determining whether salticids can be used as diversity indicators. This study is also to start a collection of specimens for the Borneensis collection and to provide some species identification material (type specimens) since there has been no previous research on spiders. There were a total of 29 different species collected in Danum and 18 different species in Sukau. There were a number of new records. There was no standard method followed when this study was conducted because there has yet to be any stated or made for sampling spiders. Among the methods used to collect spiders included manual collecting, aspirators and also the use of an umbrella. Samples were preserved in 70% alcohol. Identifying was done using a binocular microscope. The t-Test and Shannon-Weiner diversity index was used to determine the diversity statistically, besides computing the diversity ordering and species accumulation graphs.

Item Type: Academic Exercise
Uncontrolled Keywords: biodiversity, spider, Salticidae, lowland forest
Subjects: S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: SCHOOL > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: MDM SITI AZIZAH IDRIS
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2013 05:02
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2017 07:21
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/6672

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