UPM Institutional Repository

Soil compaction of rehabilitated and secondary forests at Bintulu, Sarawak


Gandaseca, Seca and Ahmed, Osumanu Haruna and Majid, N. M. (2012) Soil compaction of rehabilitated and secondary forests at Bintulu, Sarawak. In: International Symposium on Reclamation, Rehabilitation and Restoration Towards a Greener Asia, 3-5 July 2012, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. .


The objectives of this study were: i) to compare and determine soil compaction in three different conditions of forest land, ii) to relate soil compaction with standing trees. This study was conducted at Bukit Nyabau Universiti Putra Malaysia Bintulu Sarawak Campus (UPMKB). The study sites are at a secondary forest, rehabilitated forests (2, 6 and 10 years old), and an open area (Nirwana Reserve Forest). Soil bulk density, total organic matter content and infiltration rate of soil were analyzed to determine soil compaction. High bulk density, low organic matter content and low infiltration rate suggest soil compaction. Nirwana Forest soil was more compact compared to plots of rehabilitated and secondary forest soils. The soil compaction levels of the rehabilitated and secondary forest were not significantly different. Soil compaction has been reduced as a result of planting trees.

Download File

[img] PDF
ID 27668.pdf
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (516kB)

Additional Metadata

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Faculty of Forestry
Notes: Full text are available at Special Collection Division Office.
Keywords: Bulk density; Infiltration rate; Rehabilitated forest; Secondary forest; Total organic matter
Depositing User: Samsida Samsudin
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2014 01:58
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2019 07:47
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/27668
Statistic Details: View Download Statistic

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item