Tree species composition, community structure and biomass estimate of Dipterocarpaceae in coastal hill forest at Pulau Pangkor, Perak, peninsular Malaysia

Zohari Ahmad Fitri, M. Norazlinda, M. N.A. Nik Norafida, A. Latiff

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A study of species composition, community structure and biomass of Dipterocarpaceae was conducted in coastal hill forest at Pulau Pangkor, Perak. In the study plots of 0.24 ha, a total of nine species from five genera was recorded for trees with diameter ≥ 1cm DBH. Genus-wise, Shorea has the highest number of species with three species. The range of trees DBH is between 1.0 and 85.9 cm. The most dense genus is Hopea, 571 stems/ha while the densest species is Hopea beccariana with 571 stems/ha. Total basal area was 25.32 m 2 /ha, with Vatica contributing the highest BA value at 9.11 m 2 /ha (35.96%). At species level, Vatica cuspidata contributed the highest BA of 8.02 m 2 /ha (31.67%). Total biomass estimate was 416.17 t/ha. At genus level, Shorea contributed the highest value at 144.91 t/ha (34.82%) and at species level, Vatica cuspidata contributed 128.16 t/ha (30.80%). Five species were listed under the IUCN Redlist status as least concerned, one species as data deficient and two species (Vatica cuspidata and V. lowii) were listed under the near threatened status.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-98
Number of pages12
JournalThe Malaysian Forester
Volume82
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

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Keywords

  • Biomass
  • Coastal hill forest
  • Community structure
  • Dipterocarpaceae
  • Pulau Pangkor

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Tree species composition, community structure and biomass estimate of Dipterocarpaceae in coastal hill forest at Pulau Pangkor, Perak, peninsular Malaysia. / Ahmad Fitri, Zohari; Norazlinda, M.; Nik Norafida, M. N.A.; Latiff, A.

In: The Malaysian Forester, Vol. 82, No. 1, 01.01.2019, p. 87-98.

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