Diversity And The Nutritional Evaluation Of Insects In An Oil Palm Estate And Adjacent Forest Patch In Bau, Sarawak

Anis Nabila, Binti Mazlan. (2011) Diversity And The Nutritional Evaluation Of Insects In An Oil Palm Estate And Adjacent Forest Patch In Bau, Sarawak. [Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Diversity study of insects was conducted in oil palm estate, and adjacent forest area in Bau, Sarawak. A total of 676 individual ITom 87 species were captured using bare hand and aerial nets. Shannon-Weiner index showed that species diversity was higher in the forest area (3.476) and lower in the oil palm plantation area (3.175). The abundance of individuals was also higher in forest area with total of 366 individuals compared to the oil palm plantation with only 257 individuals. This result indicates that oil palm plantation is not suitable habitat for insect. There are four species of abundance insects that selected for nutritional analysis determination. The species are Oecqphylla smaragdina, Acropyga sp., Valanga sp., and Polyrhachis sp. The highest protein content from four species studied found in Acropyga sp. with 88.67% while for the highest crude fat content was showed in the Valanga sp. with 40.44%. The phosphorus content was highest in Oecophylla smaragdina with 22.57 mg/g.

Item Type: Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2011.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Oil palm plantation, species diversity, insect, nutritional composition, Forest insects, Insects Ecology, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2014 07:23
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2017 07:10
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/1319

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