By: Jayasilan Mohd-Azlan(Editor), Indraneil Das(Editor)
240 pages, colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations, tables
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.
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
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