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Tabin Limestone Scientific Expedition 2000

Report

By: Maryati Mohamed (Editor), Menno Schilthuizen (Editor), Mahedi Andau (Editor), Abu Hassan Othman (Foreword By)

180 pages, colour photos, b/w illustrations, b/w maps, tables

Universiti Malaysia Sabah

Hardback | Jan 2003 | #210411 | ISBN: 9832369088
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About this book

When the Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, secured DANCED funds through a project called "Collaboration in Biodiversity", it aimed at improving the conservation of biodiversity in Sabah through the provision of improved knowledge of scientific principles and management strategies. The major part of the project consisted of research by, and training of, young Malaysian and Danish researchers in the ecology of tropical rainforests. The working site for this project was Tabin Wildlife Reserve (TWR) situated in the Dent Peninsula in eastern Sabah. This site was chosen because it has not been well studied, unlike its sister conservation area, Danum Valley.

It is hoped that research carried out here has produced results useful to the management of TWR. Therefore, almost all research carried out by students sponsored under this project was done in TWR; this applied to both Malaysian and Danish students. A complete list of research titles carried out and funded by DANCED can be found in Maryati et al. (2003). The expedition was planned under the "Collaboration in Biodiversity" project. As an earlier expedition had been carried out in 1998 in the western and central parts of TWR, it was decided that the expedition would be to the limestone area of TWR. This area covers the eastern part of TWR. In this expedition we collaborated with Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD) and the local people. This Executive Summary – Tabin Limestone Scientific Expedition 2000 – highlights some aspects, including the Participation of Local People, Social, Physical as well as Biological Science.


Contents

   FOREWORD by THE VICE CHANCELLOR, UNIVERSITI MALAYSIA SABAH vii
   EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Maryati Mohamed 1

    TABIN LIMESTONE SCIENTIFIC EXPEDITION 2000
    I. Physical Component
    CAVES OF TABIN WILDLIFE RESERVE Louise Korsgaard and Torben B. Redder 9

    II. Social Sciences—Sociology
    A SURVEY ON EDUCATION LEVEL OF PEOPLE IN KAMPUNG TUDING, SANDAKAN Ahmad Zaidi Johari, Maryati Mohamed and Soffian Abu Bakar 23
    HUMAN COMPONENT Claudia Lasimbang 29

    III. Biological Sciences—Botany
    THE PALM FLORA OF TABIN WILDLIFE RESERVE Jacob Anderson, Kim Krogh Boje and Finn Borchsenius 41
    GINGERS AT THE DAGAT LIMESTONE RIDGE, TABIN WILDLIFE RESERVE Januarius Gobilik. David Magintan, Axel Dalberg Poulsen and Mashitah Yusoff 49
    ADDITIONS TO THE SEED PLANTS OF TABIN WILDLIFE RESERVE Johnny Gisil and Monica Suleiman 61
    POLLINATION OF TWO SPECIES OF POTHOS (ARACEAE) ON DAGAT LIMESTONE RIDGE, TABIN WILDLIFE RESERVE Jen Kanstrup, Mahadimenakbar M. Dawood, Kho Ju Ming and Linus Bangilon 65
    THE HERBACEOUS VEGETATION ON LIMESTONE IN TABIN WILDLIFE RESERVE: QUANTITATIVE DESCRIPTION AND MICROHABITAT REFERENCES Kristian H. Kjeldsen 77

    IV. Biological Sciences—Invertebrates
    THE LAND SNAILS OF THE TABIN LIMESTONE HILL Menno Schilthuizen and Jaap J. Vermeulen 93
    UPDATES AND REVISIONAL NOTES ON THE BUTTERFLIES OF TABIN WILDLIFE RESERVE Mohd Fairus Jalil, Akira Nakanishi, Maryati Mohamed and Nordin Wahid 99
    ECOLOGICAL STUDIES OF CANOPY ARTHROPODS IN TABIN WILDLIFE RESERVE Maryati Mohamed, Jens Kanstrup and Mahadimenakbar M. Dawood 109
    AQUATIC INSECTS OF TABIN WILDLIFE RESERVE (LIMESTONE AREA) Arman Hadi Fikri and Maryati Mohamed 113
    A SURVEY OF ODONATA IN THE TABIN LIMESTONE AREA 119

    V. Biological Sciences—Vertabrates
    THE MAMMALIAN FAUNA OF TABIN WILDLIFE RESERVE Henry Bernard and Jon Fjeldsa 125
    NOTES ON THE ANURANS OF NORTHEASTERN TABIN WILDLIFE RESERVE Kueh Boon Hee and Maryati Mohamed 139
    REPORT ON THE TABIn SCIENTIFIC EXPEDITION 2000 Edwin Bosi 145

    VI. Biological Sciences—Microbiology
    SCREENING FOR INHIBITORS AGAINST EUKARYOTIC SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION FROM ACTINOMYCETES AND FUNGI FROM LIMESTONE HILLS, TABIN AND CAVES, SAPULUT Voo Lok Yung, Lai Ngit Shin, Sylvia Daim, Lo Chor Wai, Chung Yeou Tang, Moh Mee Hai and Ho Coy Choke 149

 


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