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Comparison of arthropod richness and abundance between three different agricultural habitats


Kamaruzzaman, Intan Farha Shamim (2019) Comparison of arthropod richness and abundance between three different agricultural habitats. [Project Paper Report]


The conversion of natural forests into agricultural landscapes in Southeast Asia has been caused by the high global demand for rubber and oil palm. This results in a negative impact on overall biodiversity. The study aimed to examine the arthropods abundance between three different habitat types, namely fruit orchards, monoculture rubber plantations and oil palm plantations. This study was conducted at Kampung Ulu Sepri, Kampung Empang Batu and Kampung Batang Sepri located in Pedas, Negeri Sembilan. Arthropod sampling was carried out using pitfall trap at 90 sampling points with 100 meters distance between points in each habitat. Overall, a total of 12,942 arthropods made up of 14 different orders were recorded. Fruit orchards recorded the highest number of individuals (5011 individuals), followed by rubber plantation (4546 individuals) and oil palm plantations (3385 individuals). The fruit orchards were characterised by greater habitat heterogeneity. A variety of plant species provide food sources and habitats for arthropods. Fruit orchards can maintain greater arthropod diversity than monoculture habitats. Management of agricultural habitats is crucial for arthropod community and conservation.

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Item Type: Project Paper Report
Call Number: FH 2019 36
Chairman Supervisor: Dr. Badrul Azhar Bin Md Sharif
Divisions: Faculty of Forestry
Depositing User: Mas Norain Hashim
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2021 00:29
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2021 00:29
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/84686
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