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Pasoh

Ecology of a Lowland Rain Forest in Southeast Asia

  • Toshinori Okuda
  • N. Manokaran
  • Yoosuke Matsumoto
  • Kaoru Niiyama
  • Sean C. Thomas
  • Peter S. Ashton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages ii-xviii
  2. Physical Settings and Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages xix-xix
    2. Peter S. Ashton, Toshinori Okuda, N. Manokaran
      Pages 1-13
    3. Stuart J. Davies, Nur Supardi Md. Noor, James V. LaFrankie, Peter S. Ashton
      Pages 35-50
    4. Makoto Tani, Abdul Rahim Nik, Yoshikazu Ohtani, Yukio Yasuda, Mohd Md. Sahat, Baharuddin Kasran et al.
      Pages 73-88
    5. Tamon Yamashita, Nobuhiko Kasuya, Wan Rasidah Kadir, Suhaimi Wan Chik, Quah Eng Seng, Toshinori Okuda
      Pages 89-109
  3. Vegetation Structure, Diversity and Dynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages xix-xix
    2. Noriyuki Osada, Hiroshi Takeda, Akio Furukawa, Toshinori Okuda, Muhamad Awang
      Pages 111-121
    3. Mamoru Kanzaki, Song Kheong Yap, Yuka Okauchi, Katsuhiko Kimura, Takuo Yamakura
      Pages 123-135
    4. Toshihiro Yamada, Toshinori Okuda, N. Manokaran
      Pages 137-147
    5. Lee Su See, Roy Watling, Evelyn Turnbull
      Pages 149-159
    6. Tsutomu Hattori, Lee Su See
      Pages 161-170
  4. Plant Population and Functional Biology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N3-N3
    2. Nur Supardi Md. Noor
      Pages 195-213
    3. Atsushi Ishida, Akira Uemura, Naoko Yamashita, Michiru Shimizu, Takashi Nakano, Ang Lai Hoe
      Pages 225-239
    4. Yoosuke Matsumoto, Yutaka Maruyama, Akira Uemura, Hidetoshi Shigenaga, Shiro Okuda, Hisanori Harayama et al.
      Pages 241-250
    5. Yanhong Tang, Toshinori Okuda, Muhamad Awang, Abd Rahim Nik, Makoto Tani
      Pages 251-260
    6. Tadashi Kajita, Yoshihiko Tsumura
      Pages 261-272
    7. Yoshihiko Tsumura, Tokuko Ujino-Ihara, Kyoko Obayashi, Akihiro Konuma, Teruyoshi Nagamitsu
      Pages 285-292
  5. Animal Ecology and Biodiversity

  6. Plant-Animal Interactions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N7-N7
    2. Naoya Osawa, Toshinori Okuda
      Pages 413-420
    3. Joachim Moog, Brigitte Fiala, Michael Werner, Andreas Weissflog, Saw Leng Guan, Ulrich Maschwitz
      Pages 459-494
    4. Shinya Numata, Naoki Kachi, Toshinori Okuda, N. Manokaran
      Pages 495-505
  7. Anthropogenic Impacts and Forest Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N9-N9
    2. Kenzi Takamura
      Pages 521-531
    3. Masatoshi Yasuda, Nobuo Ishii, Toshinori Okuda, Nor Azman Hussein
      Pages 533-546
    4. Kaoru Niiyama, Abdul Rahman Kassim, Shigeo Iida, Katsuhiko Kimura, Azizi Ripin, Simmithiri Appanah
      Pages 559-568
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 585-628

About this book

Introduction

The Pasoh Forest Reserve (pasoh FR) has been a leading center for international field research in the Asian tropical forest since the 1970s, when a joint research project was carried out by Japanese, British and Malaysian research teams with the cooperation of the University of Malaya (UM) and the Forest Research Institute (FRI, now the Forest Research Institute Malaysia, FRIM) under the International Biological Program (IBP). The main objective of the project was to provide basic information on the primary productivity ofthe tropical rain forest, which was thought to be the most productive of the world's ecosystems. After the IBP project, a collaborative program between the University of Malaya and the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, for post-graduate training was carried out at Pasoh. Reproductive biology of so me dipterocarp trees featured in many of the findings arrived at through the program, contributing greatly to progress in the population genetics of rain forest trees. Since those research pro grams, apart of the Pasoh forest and its field research station have been managed by FRIM. In 1984, FRIM started a long-term ecological research program in Pasoh FR with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) and Harvard University, establishing a 50-ha plot and enumerating and mapping all trees 1 cm or more in diameter at breast height. A recensus has been conducted every 5 years.

Keywords

Species richness biodiversity biology conservation biology ecology environment fauna forest forest management genes hydrology natural resources population dynamics taxonomy vegetation

Editors and affiliations

  • Toshinori Okuda
    • 1
  • N. Manokaran
    • 2
  • Yoosuke Matsumoto
    • 3
  • Kaoru Niiyama
    • 3
  • Sean C. Thomas
    • 4
  • Peter S. Ashton
    • 5
  1. 1.National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)Tsukuba, IbarakiJapan
  2. 2.Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)Malaysia
  3. 3.Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI)Tsukuba, IbarakiJapan
  4. 4.Faculty of ForestryUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  5. 5.Organismic and Evolutionary BiologyHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

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