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Tropical Rainforest Research — Current Issues

Proceedings of the Conference held in Bandar Seri Begawan, April 1993

Proceedings of the conference held in Bandar Seri Begawan, April 1993

Series: Monographiae Biologicae, Vol. 74

Edwards, D.S., Booth, W.E., Choy, S.C. (Eds.)

1996, X, 566 p.

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The Conference on Tropical Rainforest Research: Current Issues was organised by the University of Brunei Darussalam and The Royal Geographical Society, London, and held in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam, over 8 days in April 1993. Over 160 participants from 22 countries attended the Conference, which was opened on the 9th April by the Brunei Darussalam Minister for Home Affairs, Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia Bakti Diraja Dato Laila Utama Haji Awang Isa bin Datu Perdana Menteri Dato Laila Utama Haji Awang Ibrahim. The conference was initially intended to provide a forum to present the results of the expedition into the lowland mixed dipterocarp forest of the Temburong District of Brunei Darussalam, which had been jointly organised by the University of Brunei Darussalam and The Royal Geographical Society, London. The 15-month expedition, lasting from January 1991 to March 1992, was based at the then newly-completed Kuala Belalong Field Studies Centre, a research and education facility set up by the University with funds provided by the Brunei Government and Brunei-Shell Petroleum Sdn Bhd. The expedition, with over 70 scientists taking part, received financial support from a wide range of sponsors and Corporate Patrons, including Royal Brunei Airlines, the Baring Foundation, Daiwa-Dicam, Greencard Trust, the Hongkong Bank, Morgan Grenfell and Nomura-Nimco. The conference itself was supported by donations from Brunei-Shell Sdn Bhd, Royal Brunei Airlines and Standard Chartered Bank.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Altitudinal zonation - Fauna - Flora - Rainforest - Tree - biodiversity - forest

Related subjects » Ecology - Environmental Management - Forestry - Plant Sciences

Table of contents 

Preface. Biodiversity. Tropical Forest Dynamics: The Faunal Components; N.E. Stork. The Biodiversity of Arthropods from Australian Rain Forest Canopies: Some Results on the Role of the Tree Species; R.L. Kitching, J. Zalucki. Describing and Comparing High Invertebrate Diversity in Tropical Forest - a Case Study of Small Moths in Borneo; G.S. Robinson, K.R. Tuck. The Herbaceous Ground Flora of the Batu Apoi Forest Reserve, Brunei Darussalam; A.D. Poulsen. Wild Bees of Brunei Darussalam; D.W. Roubik. Australian Monsoon Rainforest Mammals and Possible Implications for the Conservation of Tropical Rainforest Biodiversity; D.M.J.S. Bowman, J.C.Z. Woinarski. Presbytis Species Sympatry in Borneo Versus Allopatry in Sumatra: An Interpretation; D. Brandon-Jones. Diversity of Sound-Producing Insects in a Bornean Lowland Rain Forest; K. Riede. The Arthropod Community of Bamboo Internodes in Peninsular Malaysia: Microzonation and Trophic Structure; D. Kovac, B. Streit. The Avifauna of the Belalong Forest, Brunei Darussalam; C.F. Mann. Terrestrial Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidea) of Poring, Kinabalu Park, Sabah; M. Mohamed, et al. Temporal and Spatial Patterns of Butterfly Diversity in a Lowland Tropical Rainforest; A.G. Orr, C.L. Haeuser. A Quantitative Inventory of Trees in One Hectare of Mixed Dipterocarp Forest in Temburong, Brunei Darussalam; A. Dalberg Poulsen, et al. Forest Bird Diversity in Oceania; J. Kikkawa. The Fauna and Flora of a Semi-Deciduous Forest in Perlis, Peninsular Malaysia; D. Sharma, et al. Brunei and Biodiversity - the Kew-Brunei Checklist Project; M.J.E. Coode, et al. Stalk-eyed Flies: Caprices of Evolution? D. Burkhardt, I. de la Motte. Small Mammal Diversity in Riparian and Dipterocarp Habitats in Belalong Forest, Brunei Darussalam; J.K. Charles. Species Radiation of Predatory Empidoids (Insecta, Diptera) in Lowland Rainforest in Northern Papua New Guinea; P. Grootaert. The Theory and Practice of Estimating Regional Species Richness from Local Samples; N. Mawdsley. Rainforest Dynamics. Rainforest Dynamics: The Need for New Paradigms; P.J. Grubb. The Interaction of Rainfall, Tree Diameter and Sulphuric-Acid Treatments on Resin Yield of Palosapis (Anisoptera thurifera (Blanco) Blume spp. thurifera); A.B. Ella. Preliminary Studies of Altitudinal Zonation and Nitrogen Supply on Bukit Belalong, Brunei Darussalam; C.A. Pendry, J. Proctor. Soil Conditions, Erosion and Nutrient Loss on Steep Slopes Under Mixed Dipterocarp Forest in Brunei Darussalam; S.M. Ross, A. Dykes. Construction of a Low-Cost Runoff and Sediment Monitoring Plot; A.K. Sayok, N. Bingeding. The Growth Performance of Four Dipterocarp Species under Different Terrain and Shade Conditions; L.E. Hai, et al. Variation in Reproductive Success of Gynodioecious Figs (Ficus spp., Moraceae) and Their Pollinators (Hymenoptera: Agaonidae) in New Guinea; G.D. Weiblen. Interactions Between Lycaenid Butterflies and Ants in Peninsular Malaysia; K. Fiedler. A Quantitative Survey of the Termite Assemblage and its Consumption of Food in Lowland Mixed Dipterocarp Forest of Brunei Darussalam; D.T. Jones. Resource Use in a Freshwater Fish Community of a Tropical Rainforest Stream in Northern Borneo; S.C. Choy, et al. Spatio-Temporal Resource Utilization by a Bornean Rainforest Herpetofauna: Preliminary Results; I. Das. The Altitudinal Distribution of Forest Tree Families on the Western Slopes of Mount Banahao, Luzon, Philippines; E.G. Aragones. Interspecific Colony Dispersion and Niche Relations of Three Large Tropical Rain Forest Ant Species; R. Levy.

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