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Forest fragmentation and its correlation to human land use change in the state of Selangor, peninsular Malaysia

Literature: Journal Articles

Saiful Arif Abdullah, Nobukazu Nakagoshi, Forest fragmentation and its correlation to human land use change in the state of Selangor, peninsular Malaysia, Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 241, Issues 1–3, 30 March 2007, Pages 39-48, ISSN 0378-1127

Contact Info

Corresponding Author: Saiful Arif Abdullah , Institute for Environment and Development (LESTARI), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.

Tel.: +60 3 89214151; fax: +60 3 89255104

saiful_arif2002@yahoo.com

saifulaa@lycos.com

Affiliations

  • Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation, Hiroshima University, 1-5-1 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima 739-8529, Japan
  • Institute for Environment and Development (LESTARI), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

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Description

  • This paper uses a simple fragmentation index comprising of three landscape metrics: non-forest area, forest edge bordered by human land use and patch size coefficient of variation to study changes in forest fragmentation in the state of Selangor, in peninsular Malaysia between 1966, 1981 and 1995.
  • Their base data were digitized land use maps developed by the Soil Management Division of the Department of Agriculture, Malaysia, to study changes in land use over time.
  • The main trends found were that forest fragmentation increased between 1966 and 1995. However, oil palm was the main cause of forest fragmentation in the wetland areas (mangroves and peat swamp landscape) while rubber plantation was the major contributor in the forest landscape.
  • Urban development was also a factor between 1981 and 1995.      

Geographical Region

  • Insular Southeast Asia
  • Country

  • Malaysia
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