Crocodylian Distribution and Habitat Use in Western Sarawak

Pine, Anthony K. and Das, Indraneil (2019) Crocodylian Distribution and Habitat Use in Western Sarawak. Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation, 15 (2). p. 16. ISSN 1675-5820

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Abstract

Research was conducted within four river systems in western Sarawak, to identify and relate subaquatic habitat types to the distribution and abundance of two crocodylian species, Crocodylus porosus and Tomistoma schlegelii. Through the use of side-scan sonar, this study was able to peer into some of these turbid and mysterious riverways, providing some of the first glimpses into what exactly is beneath the waterline. This study utilised eyeshine surveys, captures and sonar mapping to acquire data necessary to fulfill its research objectives. The results include outputs for density and distribution patterns for crocodiles in targeted rivers of western Sarawak, comprehensive sonar mosaics detailing river profiles and GIS habitat maps useful for categorizing and quantifying subaquatic habitat types in Sarawak. This research sets the foundation for long-term research and monitoring effort for the crocodylians in Sarawak.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: crocodylian, Crocodylus porosus, Tomistoma schlegelii, habitat, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation
Depositing User: Tuah
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2020 05:25
Last Modified: 21 May 2021 09:43
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/31478

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