Regeneration status and population profiles of peat swamp forest in pekan forest reserve, pahang

P. Ismail, Mohd. Nizam Mohd. Said, S. Sadali

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Abstract

Natural regeneration is the common way of ensuring species existence in a particular area. Their status could explain preferable site of certain species. Meanwhile, population profile is useful to understand population pattern and can be used to determine trees of different species being structured naturally. The objectives of this study were to determine status of natural regeneration of some main peat swamp forest (PSF) species and to identify the population profiles based on different subtype classification at Sungai Bebar in Pekan Forest Reserve, Pahang. The subtypes are Riverine, Kempas-Ramin-Bintangor and Kempas-Kedondong-Durian. There are three different categories of natural regeneration for nine main PSF species in Sungai Bebar. Natural regeneration status of Callophylum ferrugineum, Dialium indum var. indum and Madhuca motleyana are categorized as high, Durio carinatus and Koompassia malaccensis are categorized as moderate while Gonystylus bancanus, Lophopetalum multinervium, Shorea platycarpa and Tetramerista glabra are under low category. Three population profiles based on each subtype has been developed. Population profiles for the subtypes are relatively different in term of species dominance, structure and composition. Characteristics of the areas in term of hydrology such as influence of river flow and ground water table, and physical aspects such as soil type and peat depth might be among the main factors affecting their natural regeneration and the population profiles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-227
Number of pages15
JournalMalaysian Forester
Volume75
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012

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forest reserves
swamps
natural regeneration
peat
regeneration
Lophopetalum
Gonystylus
Durio
Madhuca
Dialium
Shorea
river flow
hydrology
water table
forest reserve
soil type
soil types
taxonomy
rivers

Keywords

  • Fixed plot sampling
  • Forest profile diagrams
  • Forest subtype
  • South-East Pahang Peat Swamp Forest
  • Variable sampling

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  • Forestry

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Regeneration status and population profiles of peat swamp forest in pekan forest reserve, pahang. / Ismail, P.; Mohd. Said, Mohd. Nizam; Sadali, S.

In: Malaysian Forester, Vol. 75, No. 2, 07.2012, p. 213-227.

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