Forest areas and wildlife diversity in the langat basin

Indicators for assessing langat basin ecosystem health

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Abstract

The complex ecosystem of tropical rain forest, which is basically through trophic levels and food web, has contributed to extremely rich fauna and flora. However, the complexity of tropical rain forest around the world has been degraded, especially in the 20th century. In the early stage of the century the major contribution of forest loss in tropical areas was due to human population growth that increased demand on forest resources, especially for fuelwood. Since then, development activities have increased gradually and many forested areas in tropical regions are cleared and converted to agricultural areas, industrial estates, urbanization, and human settlements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationManaging for Healthy Ecosystems
PublisherCRC Press
Pages1421-1430
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781420032130
ISBN (Print)9781566706124
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002

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ecosystem health
tropical rain forests
Ecosystem
wildlife
basins
human settlements
fuelwood
human settlement
Health
forest resources
forest resource
tropical region
urbanization
basin
human population
trophic level
food webs
food web
population growth
tropics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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Forest areas and wildlife diversity in the langat basin : Indicators for assessing langat basin ecosystem health. / Abdullah, Saiful Arif.

Managing for Healthy Ecosystems. CRC Press, 2002. p. 1421-1430.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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