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Malaysia

TASIK CHINI

 
 
  Brief description   The zonation different from low-lying areas (mudflats on the fringes of the lakes, along stream/rivers and within the lakes), the higher and permanent dry areas (this tract of forest rises from below 40 elevation to elevation to slightly more than 280 at Tebakang Hill).

Most past and on going research activities that has been carried out in Tasik Chini and the catchment intensively stressed on the monitoring of tourism management of the natural ecosystem of the lake and the surrounding. The relevant researches merely focused on the study to sustain the water quality standard, the conservation of the biodiversity of flora and fauna, the soil study as well as the study of the aquatic fauna that has the crucial roles as the keystones of the lake area and as a tourist destination.
  Specific variables...    
  Abiotic   Abiotic factors, acidic deposition/acid rain, air quality, air temperature, climate, contaminants, erosion, geology, geomorphology, geophysics, groundwater, habitat, heavy metals, hydrology, indicators, meteorology, modelling, monitoring/methodologies, nutrients, pollution, pollutants, siltation/sedimentation, soil, topography, toxicology/toxic substances.
  Biodiversity   Algae, alien/invasive/exotic/introduced species, amphibians, benthos, biodiversity, biogeography, biology, biotechnology, birds, community studies/communities, conservation, ecology, ecosystem assessment, ecosystem functioning/ecosystem structure, ecotone, endemic species, evapotranspiration, fauna, fishes, flora, forest systems, freshwater/inland water, fungi, genetic resources, indicators, invertebrates/insects/spiders, lichens, mammals, microorganisms, modelling, monitoring/methodologies, natural medicinal products, natural resources, pests/diseases, phytosociology/succession, plankton, plants, population genetics/population dynamics, productivity, rare/endangered/threatened species, reintroduction, reptiles, restoration/rehabilitation/redevelopment, species inventorying/inventory, taxonomy, vegetation studies/plant cover, wetlands, wildlife.
  Socio-economic   Agriculture/Production systems, agroforestry, anthropological studies/anthropology, aquaculture/mariculture, archaeology/paleontology, cottage industry/artisanal industry, cultural aspects, demography, economic studies, economically important species, energy production systems/alternative energy, fishery/fisheries, forestry, human health, human migration/population exodus, hunting, indicators, indicators of sustainability, indigenous people, industry, livelihood measures, livestock and related impacts/overgrazing, local participation, micro-credits, mining, modelling, monitoring methodologies, natural hazards, non-timber forest products/ntfp, pastoralism/pastoralists/grazing, people-nature relations/man/nature, poverty, quality economies, recreation, resource use, small business initiatives, social/socio-economic aspects, stakeholders' interests, tourism, traditional practices/ethnology/traditional knowledge, transport.
  Integrated monitoring   Biogeochemistry, carrying capacity/sustainability, conflict, ecosystem approach, education and public awareness, environmental change, environmental quality, geographic information system/gis, impact and risk studies/environmental impact, indicators, infrastructure, institutional and legal aspects, integrated studies/interdisciplinaty, interdisciplinary studies, land tenure, land use/land cover, landscape inventorying/monitoring, management issues, mapping, modelling, monitoring/methodologies, planning and zoning measures/zonation, policy issues, remote sensing, rural systems, sustainable development/sustainable use, transboundary/transfrontiers, watershed studies/monitoring.


Last updated: 8/12/2009

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