Divenity of Food and Medicinal Plants in Shifting Cultivation Fallows

Lim, Jia Yang (2015) Divenity of Food and Medicinal Plants in Shifting Cultivation Fallows. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In Sarawak, there is high species richness of flora and fauna species which can be found abundant in the forests. The forests have been providing food and medicinal resources to the local communities most of the time. However, shifting cultivation has been practiced by the indigenous people from the past until now. Hence, this has been a threat and disturbed the biological diversity of the nature. Therefore, this study is aimed to determine the diversity of food and medicinal plants in two different ages of secondary forests result of ex-shifting cultivation in Bau district, Sarawak. In this study, systematic line sampling method was used, the plotting design was a quadrat of 10 m x 10 m with four Sub-plots and each Sub-plot was another square of 5 m x 5 m The data collected was analyzed using the Shannon's Index to find out the species diversity. In addition, the species density and frequency were determined by using relative formula. There was significance difference between the two forest stands in terms of food and medici nal plants. Overall, old secondary forest has higher diversity due to high species richness and abundance.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2015.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diversity, food, medicinal plants, shifting cultivation , unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: S Agriculture > SD Forestry
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2019 07:36
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2019 07:36
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/28075

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