Above Ground Biomass and Tree Species Diversity in Anap Sustainable Development Unit, with the Focus on the High Conservation Value Forest (HCVF) Hiromitsu Samejima（Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University） Malcom Demies（Sarawak Forestry Cooperation） Miyako Koizumi（Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University） Introduction Maintenance of biomass or carbon stock and biodiversity are among the targets of sustainable forest management (SFM) and establishing a high conservation value forest (HCVF) is one of the measures of SFM to achieve these targets. However, the performance of HCVF management has not been well studied. Inside the Anap Sustainable Development Unit (ASDU), Sarawak, Malaysia, four HCVFs and three water catchment areas (WCs) have been established. WCs […]
Developing a plant-survey method at Anap-Muput Forest Management Unit Miyako Koizumi （Research Institute for Humanity and Nature） There is global concern over sustainable development and mechanisms to provide incentives for the sustainable use of forests. There are two major problems in the development of such mechanisms. One is the economical problem of who and how to share costs and benefits. The other is the biological problem of how to evaluate ecosystems. The latter is considered highly challenging in tropical rainforests, where biodiversity is very high. Biodiversity studies in tropical rainforests have been conducted by specialists, sometimes with the help of para-taxonomists. Their study sites are relatively small, usually less than 1 […]
Cross-Disciplinary Research Workshop Date：May 9（Wed.）15：00～17：00 Speaker： Miyako Koizumi Commentator： Hiromitsu Samejima At：Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Kyoto Univ. First Floor of East Build. Conference Room（subject to change） Ms. Koizumi will report on her plant biodiversity survey at Anap-Muput, Malaysia. Mr. Koizumi will report on the methodology, procedures, analysis and identification technique of the plants. Ms. Koizumi will illustrate her study in an easy-to-understand manner for researchers of different fields. Mr. Samejima will make a supplementary statement and explain how does he follow the study of Ms. Koizumi and tell us the current status of the study.