Accepted Abstracts

Streams in Forested Headwaters as Reservoirs of Endemicity in Bornean Amphibians: an Example from Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak

Pui Yong Min and Indraneil Das
Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak,
94300 Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia.

Abstract

Tropical forests are known centres of amphibian richness and endemicity, much of which are associated with wetlands therein, particularly, streams and other lotic environments. Abstract available for download below.

The Distribution of Buceros rhinoceros in Santubong National Park and its Conservation Awareness by the Local Community

J. Mohd-Azlan1, Abas Said2, Sim Lee Kheng3 and O.B. Tisen3
1Department of Zoology, Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 94300, Kota Samarahan, Sarawak.
2Department of Plant Science and Environmental Ecology, Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 94300, Kota Samarahan, Sarawak.
3Biodiversity Conservation Department, Protected Areas & Biodiversity Conservation
Sarawak Forestry Corporation, Lot 218, KCLD
Jalan Tapang, Kota Sentosa, 93250 Kuching, Sarawak.

Abstract

A rapid survey on the distribution of hornbills in Santubong National Park was carried out from 5 to 9 April 2013, using point sampling technique at various locations around the Park, resulting in 162 hours of survey. Abstract available for download below.

Building a DNA barcode reference library for the true butterflies (Lepidoptera) of Peninsula Malaysia: What about the subspecies?

John-James Wilson
Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science
University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Abstract

The objective of this study was to build a DNA barcode reference library for the true butterflies of Peninsula Malaysia and assess the value of attaching subspecies names to DNA barcode records. Abstract available for download below.

Wallace insects in Oxford – their history and value

Darren J. Mann
Hope Entomological Collections
Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW, U.K.

Abstract

Wallace amassed over 110,000 insect specimens from his travels in the Malay Archipelago, most of which went through Samuel Stevens’ auction house and ended up dispersed across the cabinets of Europe. Abstract available for download below.

Tree Diversity and above ground Biomass Estimation of Peat Swamp Forest in UNIMAS Forest Reserve

I.B Ipor1, C.S Tawan and Earl Roscoe J.R
Department of Plant Science and Environmental Ecology
Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
94300 Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia

Abstract

A study of tree diversity and estimation of above ground biomass of peat swamp forest was conducted in UNIMAS Forest Reserve. Abstract available for download below.

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Santubong Nature Festival

9 - 10 November 2013

 

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