An account of how the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) helped the Malaysian Airports Board to create at least some semblance of a rain forest around the terminal buildings of Kuala Lumpur International Airport at Sepang
Pr0ceedings of the November 1999 Discussion Meeting at the Royal Society London of the progress of the SE Asia Rain Forest Research Programme of the Society, mostly concerning work at Danum valley, Sabah, Malaysia.
This is the 2nd Discussion Meeting (the 1st was in 1991, and there was a 3rd in Bali in 2010, the [...]
The latest volume of this now well-established journal begins with a stylish obituary of Peter Geoffrey Taylor, formerly a Principal Scientific Officer of Kew Gardens, and is followed by 12 articles as detailed below. All credit to the editors and to Natural History Publications (Borneo) for producing another high quality, lively and informative issue. The [...]
‘A Journey Through a Changing World’ is the subtitle. It is an account of life and work in Sarawak, Papua New Guinea and Brunei. Peter Eaton’s experience of SE Asia began with national service with the UK armed forces during the Malayan Emergency. He then moved to Sarawak and taught as a headmaster before moving [...]
The Flora of Peninsular Malaysia Series II provides revisions for seed plant families that occur in Peninsular Malaysia. Volume 1 includes general chapters on the see plant families and vegetation types in Peninsular Malaysia.This is Volume 1 of Series II (of the Malayan Forest Records No. 49).
Species assessment and conservation of seed plants [...]
The Flora of Peninsular Malaysia Series II provides revisions for seed plant families that occur in Peninsular Malaysia. Vol. 2 is devoted to 2 subfamilies of the Apocynaceae: Apocynoideae with 21 genera and 55 species , and Rauvolfioideae with 14 genera and 57 species. Both subfamilies included indigenous species that are important ornamental plants, like [...]
This publication is Malaysia’s first attempt to list indigenous plants into the national Red List. This output is one of the many envisaged for the work on threat assessment of native plants of Malaysia which will accomplish Target 2 of Malaysia’s National Strategy for Plant Conservation. Target 2 aims to have a preliminary assessment of [...]
To the casual eye, mangroves do not look like any other forests, for they thrive in the amphibious environment between the land and the sea. Every living being is a product of the environment, moulded by intricate events throughout its evolutionary history. Nature has endowed mangrove communities with ingenious adaptations for success. As such, many [...]
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