Comparative study of carbon emission changes from different logging techniques in inland production forest in Pahang

M. Azian, P. Ismail, K. Abd Rahman, M. Samsudin, Mohd. Nizam Mohd. Said, Z. S. Nur Hajar, M. Azmer, K. L. Lim, M. Yusoff

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Malaysia is fortunate to be blessed with tropical forest rich in forest biodiversity. Malaysia's natural forest is still an important source of valuable timber for the local timber industry which contributes to the international market. There is also an increasing recognition of the protective roles of the forests such as the conservation of biodiversity, protection of soil, water resources and stabilizing the climate. This causes the pressure to protect the forest, especially when related to carbon emissions. Reports have indicated that improved forest management through proper logging technique could enhance carbon stock and reduce carbon emission. The impact of forest logging on carbon stock changes is very crucial and need to be monitored. A study was carried out in an inland production forest in Lipis, Pahang to assess changes in carbon stocks between two different logging techniques; namely Reduced Impact Logging (RIL) and Low Impact Logging (LIL). The study found that LIL significantly increased carbon stocks of residual stands at about three times as compared to the RIL with 8.04 tC/ha and 24.34 tC/ha, respectively. Analysis using linear mixed effect model showed a significant result (p-value=0.0016) in terms of the interaction before and after logging of RIL and LIL techniques. Nonetheless, cost efficiency is a crucial factor for the total implementation of the LIL technique in the logging operation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-124
Number of pages14
JournalMalaysian Forester
Volume80
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

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Keywords

  • Carbon stock changes
  • Improved logging technique
  • REDD+
  • Reduced impact logging

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  • Forestry

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Azian, M., Ismail, P., Abd Rahman, K., Samsudin, M., Mohd. Said, M. N., Nur Hajar, Z. S., ... Yusoff, M. (2017). Comparative study of carbon emission changes from different logging techniques in inland production forest in Pahang. Malaysian Forester, 80(1), 111-124.

Comparative study of carbon emission changes from different logging techniques in inland production forest in Pahang. / Azian, M.; Ismail, P.; Abd Rahman, K.; Samsudin, M.; Mohd. Said, Mohd. Nizam; Nur Hajar, Z. S.; Azmer, M.; Lim, K. L.; Yusoff, M.

In: Malaysian Forester, Vol. 80, No. 1, 01.01.2017, p. 111-124.

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Azian, M, Ismail, P, Abd Rahman, K, Samsudin, M, Mohd. Said, MN, Nur Hajar, ZS, Azmer, M, Lim, KL & Yusoff, M 2017, 'Comparative study of carbon emission changes from different logging techniques in inland production forest in Pahang', Malaysian Forester, vol. 80, no. 1, pp. 111-124.
Azian, M. ; Ismail, P. ; Abd Rahman, K. ; Samsudin, M. ; Mohd. Said, Mohd. Nizam ; Nur Hajar, Z. S. ; Azmer, M. ; Lim, K. L. ; Yusoff, M. / Comparative study of carbon emission changes from different logging techniques in inland production forest in Pahang. In: Malaysian Forester. 2017 ; Vol. 80, No. 1. pp. 111-124.
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