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Relationship between Economic Value and Species diversity of Timber Resources in a Hill Forest in Peninsular Malaysia


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Abd. Ghani, Awang Noor and Ibrahim, Faridah Hanum and Tuan Ibrahim, Tuan Marina (2008) Relationship between Economic Value and Species diversity of Timber Resources in a Hill Forest in Peninsular Malaysia. Journal of Sustainable Development, 1 (2). pp. 17-26. ISSN 1913-9063

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Timber resource is a major component of tropical forest and usually undervalued economically. This paper attempts to examine the relationship between economic value and species diversity of a hill dipterocarp forest in Peninsular Malaysia. The rank-abundance curve described a lognormal distribution pattern, indicating high diversity communities. The species diversity indices obtained were high: Fisher’s alpha diversity index ranged from 96.53 to 109.56, Shannon-Weiner index were 5.29 to 5.39, while values of Simpson Index ranged from 134.02 to 151.11. The estimated mean stumpage value per hectare was Malaysian Ringgit RM25 413 and the main contribution was from the family Dipterocarpaceae. The regression analysis showed that the relationship between stumpage value and species diversity was not significant at the 5% level (p>0.05). Timber volume, size of trees and the presence of high timber value have great influence on the stumpage value for a given forest area.


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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Forestry
Keywords: Economic value, Species diversity index, Regression analysis, Residual value technique
Depositing User: Norhazura Hamzah
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2010 17:12
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2015 15:55
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/7487
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