Artificial refugia by using PVC Pipe Tubes as a New Sampling Technique for capturing Arboreal Anurans at UNIMAS

Syaheera Azwani, Mohamed Zaid (2017) Artificial refugia by using PVC Pipe Tubes as a New Sampling Technique for capturing Arboreal Anurans at UNIMAS. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The habits of tropical anurans are difficult to know because they cannot be located by reproductive and foraging behaviours. The most common and easiest ways to allocate and survey them by listening for their calls (Acoustic Encounter Survey). Capturing anurans usually involves sampling technique which required direct contact with animals and then will lead the animals to stress and sometimes die. Thus, artificial refuge is designed as one of the conservation biology actions and as a place for anurans to escape from predators, wait for food and also as useful devices in species detection and survey. The objective of this study is to test whether artificial refugia are suitable for capturing anurans at tropical forest or not and the second objective is to compare the captured arboreal anuran using artificial refugia in secondary forest, urban forest, peat swamp forest and mangrove forest at UNIMAS. Both of white and green PVC tubes which give a total of 32 tubes were placed in three locations which included East Campus, Arboretum and Student Pavilion in UNIMAS. Two species of anurans were captured for five months duration of installation PVC tubes which consists the species of Rhacophorus pardalis and Chalcorana raniceps. Captured anurans only occur in secondary forest and no captured frog in other types of forest. From the result, it shows no significant difference between all types of forest, between green and white of PVC tubes.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2017.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Artificial refugia, Polyvinyl Chloride tubes and arboreal anuran, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Unai
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2020 01:37
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2020 01:37
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/31104

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