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Cover for The tortuous road towards forest sustainability in the tropical rainforest: cases from which to learn.

This chapter discusses the tortuous road towards forest sustainability in the tropical rain forest by taking the cases of Sarawak, viz. Sabah and Kalimantan in Borneo; the Congo Basin in Africa; and tropical America. From these cases, it can be concluded that the principles and mechanics of...

Author(s)
Bruenig, E. F.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641409)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for How to avoid forest degradation or upgrade degraded forest ecosystems: a classic world forestry problem.

This chapter discusses the problem in forest degradation, including the evolution and attempts made to mitigate the problem. Further, the chapter provides details on restoration or rehabilitation of overlogged and timber-mined upland rain forests; and restoration in secondary forests on zonal...

Author(s)
Bruenig, E. F.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641409)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Tropical fruit flies (Tephritidae: Dacinae) of South-East Asia: Indomalaya to North-West Australasia.

The species within the Tribe Dacini, from Indomalaya to north-west Australasia, are described and illustrated. In all, 423 species are recorded from this region and treated under four genera, Bactrocera (with 18 subgenera), Dacus (with five subgenera), Ichneumonopsis and Monacrostichus. One new...

Author(s)
Drew, R. A. I.; Romig, M. C.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640358)
Type
Book
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Cover for Minor wild cat species.

This chapter enumerates some of the minor wild cat species from around the globe as well as their origin and unique features.

Author(s)
Fraser, A. F.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939267)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Determinants of tree species distributions: comparing the roles of dispersal, seed size and soil specialization in a Bornean rainforest.

In this study, the ecological and evolutionary patterns of covariation among dispersal mode, seed size and soil specialization at Lambir Hills National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia, were studied. Results showed that seed size, dispersal mode and small-scale clumping intensity were highly conserved...

Author(s)
Russo, S. E.; Potts, M. D.; Davies, S. J.; Tan, S.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931650)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sabah's responses to 11 September: a tourism analysis.

This chapter examines the effects of the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 (9/11) on tourism in Sabah, Malaysia, and the instruments employed by the tourist industry to manage the crisis. It is indicated that Sabah's experience with 9/11 reflects an effective approach to crisis management and...

Author(s)
Awangku Hassanal, B. P. B.; Wan Shawaluddin, W. H.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930479)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Changes in the spatial distribution of erosion within a selectively logged rainforest catchment in Borneo 1988-2003.

This paper synthesizes the results of a 15-year study (1988-2003) assessing the changes in slope and catchment erosion and sediment sources within the Segama catchment in Sabah, Malaysia, that was selectively-logged using a combination of tractor and high-lead logging techniques between December...

Author(s)
Walsh, R. P. D.; Clarke, M. A.; Bidin, K.; Blake, W. H.; Chappell, N. A.; Douglas, I.; Ramli, N.; Sayer, A. M.; Sinun, W.; Larenus, J.; Hanapi, J.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9780851990507)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Application of criteria and indicators for sustainable forest management to a GIS-based multiple-criteria decision-making approach for forest conservation planning in the Kinabalu Region, Sabah, Malaysia.

Conservation planning using a species approach involves the prioritization and selection of conservation areas based on biological criteria. Therefore, there is a need to adopt appropriate criteria for forest conservation planning. We propose that forest conservation planning refers to globally...

Author(s)
Phua, M. H.; Minowa, M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990026)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The application of forest zoning as an alternative to multiple-use forestry.

Sustainable forest management can take many forms. Early applications of the multiple-use concept suggested that a stand of trees might satisfy many or even all the requirements expected of a forest. While this idea has been largely abandoned, it is possible that well-planned forested landscapes...

Author(s)
Nitschke, C. R.; Innes, J. L.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990026)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The impact of rubber on the forest landscape in Borneo.

Historical development and the adoption of rubber (Hevea brasiliensis) in swidden agricultural systems and its effect on the forest landscape in Borneo (Malaysia and Indonesia) are discussed. Firstly, it is argued that, as long as there was no pressure for land, swidden-fallow farmers who grew rice ...

Author(s)
Jong, W. de
ISBN
2001 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851994512)
Type
Book chapter

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