Global Litter Invertebrate
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Biology and Conservation
University of Malaysia Sabah
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Mahua is located within the Crocker Range National
Park (CRNP) which is on the southern section of the Crocker
Mountain Range in Northwest Borneo, Sabah, Malaysia (Isa
et al., 2001). A large extent of tropical rainforest highland
divides the west coast of Sabah from the remote interior
regions of the state. The Crocker Range consists of several
rugged and uninhabitable peaks over 1500 m, including Gunung
(G) Alab (1964 m), G. Tambuyukon (2579m), G. Trusmadi (2642m)
and G. Kinabalu (4218m) (Isa et al., 2001). The rich forest
resources that have been most vulnerable to unsustainable
exploitation here include both timber and non-timber products.
In an effort to conserve the integrity of the forest habitats
of Crocker Range, the Sabah State government had declared
two National Parks within the range, the Crocker Range National
Park (to the southwest) and Kinabalu Park (to the north)
(Isa et al., 2001).
Using GPS,the exact site location is N 05-47.790 E 116-24.407.
Site elevation is 3528 feet (1075 m AMSL).
1997-2002: 1956 mm.
orthic acrisol (FAO) over sandstone
Vegetation type is tropical lower montane forest. Research
by Ipor et al. (1999) showed that the vegetation at Mahua
MDF exhibit moderate diversity of tree species despite having
high density of plants. The species composition is considered
moderately diverse, dominated by Duabanga moluccana. Other
co-dominant species are Knema ashtonii, Agathis lanceolata,
Lithocarpus cantleyanus and Litsea ochracca. Other
less dominant species are Xanthophyllum schizocarpum,
Baringtonia sarcostachys, Shorea maxwelliana, Alseodaphne
insignis, Litsea resinosa, Beilsmedia pauciflora, Alseodaphne
foxiana, Endiandra kingiana and Litsea machilifolia.
moist tropical forest (Holdridge)
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