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The lowland forest tree community in Malinau, Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo): results from a one-hectare plot

Sheil Douglas, Kartawinata Kuswata, Samsoedin Ismayadi, Priyadi Hari, Afriastini Johor J.


Conclusions: This is one of the richest hectares of forest trees reported from Indonesia. Species possess broad edaphic preferences and diverse biogeographic affinities. Tree species density likely reflects disturbance history and climatic stability as well as a combination of site factors reflecting the complex local geology, rugged landscape context, and associated edaphic variation. Further botanical explorations in Malinau and other poorly known regions of Borneo are required.

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Plant Ecology and Diversity
2010, Volume: 3, number: 1, pages: 59-66
Publisher: Plant Ecology & Diversity

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    Forest Science

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