UPM Institutional Repository

Forest structure assessment of a rehabilitated forest


Kueh, Roland Jui Heng and Nik Ab. Majid, Nik Muhamad and Gandaseca, Seca and Ahmed, Osumanu Haruna and Jemat, Silvester and Ku, Melvin Kin Kin (2011) Forest structure assessment of a rehabilitated forest. American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences, 6 (2). pp. 256-260. ISSN 1557-4989; ESSN: 1557-4997


Problem statement: Forest structure assessment provides information on forest succession, dynamics, biodiversity and health which are important but only few information is available on rehabilitated forest. The objective of this study was to assess the forest structure of selected age stands at a rehabilitated forest situated in Universiti Putra Malaysia Bintulu Sarawak Campus, Sarawak, Malaysia. Approach: Four 20×20 m plots were established in stands planted in 1991, 1999, 2008 and an adjacent natural regenerating secondary forest (±22years) and all stands were measured for Diameter Breast Height (DBH) and height and identified. Results: Forest structural analysis showed better performance in the structural characteristics mainly the mean basal area (61%), mean Dbh (56%) and mean height (60%) of the trees as compared to the adjacent natural regenerating secondary forest. Conclusion: It can be concluded that after 18 years, rehabilitated forest using accelerating natural regeneration technique showed better structural dimension. This can help to promote the reforestation and restoration activities on degraded forest. Overall, rehabilitated forest areas have yet recovered in terms of size and height.

Download File

[img] PDF
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (94kB)

Additional Metadata

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Faculty of Forestry
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajabssp.2011.256.260
Publisher: Science Publications
Keywords: Forest structure; Forest rehabilitation; Accelerating natural regeneration; Tropical succession; Diameter Breast Height (DBH); Adjacent plot; Diameter class; Structural characteristics; Biodiversity conservation; Quasi-natural forests; Structure assessment
Depositing User: Umikalthom Abdullah
Date Deposited: 21 May 2014 07:03
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2017 01:58
Altmetrics: http://www.altmetric.com/details.php?domain=psasir.upm.edu.my&doi=10.3844/ajabssp.2011.256.260
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/22180
Statistic Details: View Download Statistic

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item