Distribution of mangroves in Kuching Wetland National Park

Muhammad Anuar, Bin Aziz (2012) Distribution of mangroves in Kuching Wetland National Park. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Mangrove forests have been exploited for long time to get their benefits and natural resources especially wood. Development, urbanization and constructions of coastal roads have been intensified resulted in the deterioration of mangrove areas. The current status of Kuching Wetland National Park (KNWP) mangrove forests is not well established. The objectives of this study were to determine the species distribution mangroves, assess the status of mangrove stands and determine the mangroves biomass in KWNP. Fourteen 20 x 20 m plots were established in there different vegetation types namely riverside mangrove forest, mixmangrove forest and kerangas forest. Diameter breast height (dbh) of trees  5 cm were enumerated in all plots. The dominant species in riverside vegetation, mix-mangrove and kerangas were Rhizophora apiculata, Avicennia alba and Eugenia spp., respectively. More than 50% of the enumerated trees were in the diamater class of 5 to 10 cm at dbh in all vegetation types. Height of trees were averaged at 8.9 m, 12.1 m and 8.5 m in riverside, mix-mangrove and kerangas vegetation, respectively. The highest biomass from riverside vegetation was Rhizophora apiculata at approximately 27,568 kg/ha followed by Xylocarpus granatum (7,459 kg/ha) and Rhizophora mucronta (3,166 kg/ha). Rhizophora apiculata also recorded the highest biomass in mix-mangroves with 33,047kg/ha followed by Ceriops tagal at 3,531kg/ha. Further study is needed to cover other parts of KWNP so that conclusvie results can be obtained and the status of the mangroves in the park can be assessed correctly.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2012
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mangrove forests, Mangrove plants, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, UNIMAS, university, university, education, IPTA, research, Sarawak, Malaysia, kuching, samarahan, borneo, undergraduate
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 12 May 2015 01:49
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2023 03:59
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/7378

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