Identification of environmentally sensitive areas (soil) for forest management in Sarawak

Sia, Puon Chiew. (2002) Identification of environmentally sensitive areas (soil) for forest management in Sarawak. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, (UNIMAS).

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Abstract

Malaysia has included the identification of enviromentally sensitive areas (ESAs) as an indicator in the Malaysian Criteria, Indicators, activities and Standards of Performance (MC&I) but a practical cost-effective and labour-efficient method of identification is yet to be established in Sarawak. Three existing approaches to identifying ESAs (soil) were discussed. The USLE in a GIS environment is an easy, distributed approach but is not most suited for application to the dissimilar rainfall, soil and terrain conditions of Sarawak. An approach involving recognizing indicative features from maps and aerial photos is desirable but hampered by the ften unavailability of up-to-date quality aerial photos in Sarawak. Landslide susceptibilty rating also requires intensive ground survey.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Thesis (M.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2002.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Soil productivity, Soil fertility, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, Postgraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Depositing User: Saman
Date Deposited: 03 May 2017 06:54
Last Modified: 03 May 2017 06:54
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/16093

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