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Biodiversity of Tropical Peat Swamp Forest of Sarawak

By: Jayasilan Mohd-Azlan(Editor), Indraneil Das(Editor)

240 pages, colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations, tables

Universiti Malaysia Sarawak

Paperback | Apr 2016 | #232991 | ISBN-13: 9789675527906
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About this book

A variety of articles on various aspects of life in Malaysian peat swamp forests, most of which are in Sarawak. Subjects discussed in the papers include general conservation of forests, the potential use of the sago palm as starch in diets, the chemistry of peat, the Araceae amongst peat flora, fish and their relationship with water quality, bird life in the swamps and conservation of wildlife with particular emphasis on larger mammals.


Contents

Preface   vii

1. Peat swamp forests and their conservation importance   1
2. Humic substances and the chemistry of tropical peat   17
3. Araceae of peat swamp forests   35
4. Sago palm (Metroxylon sagu Rottb.) – a potential source of starch for food security   87
5. Endohelminth parasites of frogs at a degraded peat swamp forest   121
6. Fish fauna and water quality of blackwater habitats in Maludam National Park   149
7. Diversity of avifauna in peat swamp forests   179
8. Wildlife conservation in peat swamp forests   209

Index   229


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