Other Research & Conservation Activities in Tabin Wildlife Reserve

The University of Malaysia, Sabah (UMS) and the Sabah Wildlife Department (JHL) have several conservation oriented research activities planned, underway or recently completed. As results come out they will be incorporated in future editions of the present guide. Studies include:

  • The distribution of non-volant small mammals in relation to disturbance of tropical forest habitats of Tabin Wildlife Reserve, Sabah, Malaysia [Henry Bernard]

  • The role of three insect groups as biological indicator in three habitat types [Bakhtiar Yahya]

  • Impact of human disturbance on diversity & species composition of butterflies [Jakob Damborg & Kim Aaen]

  • The Ecology of bats in undisturbed and disturbed forest including food and feeding habits, habitat use and population size. [N.A.]

  • Aquatic insects and water quality in Tabin [Yabi Yangkat]

  • The impact of human disturbance on the composition of birds [Rasmus Turin]

  • The role of pioneer tree species with emphasis on Macaranga in the persistence or recolonization of birds in logged forests. [Augustin Tuuga]

  • An analysis of qualitative and quantitative occurrence of palms [Kim Krogh Boje]

  • Study of the Zingiberaceae (gingers) [Januarius Gobilik]

  • Edaphic conditions of mud volcanoes and their influence on vegetation and wildlife [Ting Teo Ming]

  • Establishment of a monitoring system for vegetation changes in Tabin Wildlife Reserve Plant study groups could be trees, lianas, palms, epiphytes, and ground herbs. GIS and remote sensing in Tabin. Develop uses of satellite imagery for the purpose of vegetation mapping and to form the basis for sampling designs.

  • Nature tourism in Tabin [Zainal Arifin]

  • Conflicts between humans and wildlife [Kertijah Kadir]