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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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dc.contributor.author Noor, A.G. Awang
dc.contributor.author Faridah-Hanum, I.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-11T21:41:02Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-11T21:41:02Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6731
dc.description.abstract "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." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject economic behavior en_US
dc.subject diversity en_US
dc.subject valuation en_US
dc.title Relationship between Economic Value and Species Diversity of Timber Resources in a Hill Forest in Peninsular Malaysia en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region East Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country Malaysia en_US
dc.subject.sector Forestry en_US
dc.subject.sector Wildlife en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Journal of Sustainable Development en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 1 en_US
dc.identifier.citationpages 17-26 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 2 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth July en_US


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