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Establishment and diversity assessment of permanent monitoring plots in both natural and plantation forests in Southern Philippines

By: Alex S. Olpenda, Adrian M. Tulod

Key Words: Biodiversity, Permanent plots, Natural forest, Plantation forest, Philippines.

J. Bio. Env. Sci. 15(1), 22-29, July 2019.

Certification: jbes 2019 0198 [Generate Certificate]

Abstract

This study was conducted as an initial endeavor in understanding long-term dynamics and responses of both natural and plantation forests to changes in climate in terms of species diversity, composition and abundance. Grid-based database was made for each type of forest to be used for monitoring and analysis. A total of 111 species with 88 genera under 42 families out of 4,569 individuals were gathered from the two plots. Significant difference (p <0.05) was observed between the two collections with only less than 10% common species. Findings showed that the species diversity in both types of forest is quite low. In the combined plots though, 31% endemism was observed with 21 threatened species suggesting the importance of the area as potential conservation site. Extending the sampling area in the natural forest is a future plan as supported by the rarefaction analysis performed.

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Alex S. Olpenda, Adrian M. Tulod.
Establishment and diversity assessment of permanent monitoring plots in both natural and plantation forests in Southern Philippines.
J. Bio. Env. Sci. 15(1), 22-29, July 2019.
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