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Eucalyptus in Malaysia: review on environmental impacts


Zaiton, Samdin and Mohd Razali, Sheriza and Rosman, Nur Aini Shifaa and Khaw, Alfred and Kamaruddin, Norfaryanti (2020) Eucalyptus in Malaysia: review on environmental impacts. Journal of Landscape Ecology, 13 (2). 79 - 94. ISSN 1803-2427; ESSN: 1805-4196


Development of forest plantation is mainly intended to provide income opportunity and to ensure the improvement of the socioeconomics of society. Sabah Softwood Berhad (SSB) is one of the private companies that pioneered the development and commercialization of fast growing timber species and forest plantation. The Eucalyptus plantation in SSB was initiated in response to the emergence of fungal disease that implicated the environment. Nevertheless, the impacts of plantation to the environment regarding water use, soil erosion, nutrient loss, pest and disease, biodiversity, soil quality and hydrology are reviewed. The disputes among various scientists over the physiological and plantation aspects of Eucalyptus, especially their implication towards the environment are also discussed. This paper aims to present information on the impacts posed by the Eucalyptus plantation that will guide the planters and policy makers in facilitating a management plan to mitigate the impacts of this species to the environment.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products
School of Business and Economics
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.2478/jlecol-2020-0011
Publisher: De Gruyter
Keywords: Eucalyptus; Soil erosion; Water consumption; Soil quality; Biodiversity; Hydrology
Depositing User: Ms. Nuraida Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2021 03:44
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2021 03:44
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/88857
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