Rainforest Ecosystems of East Kalimantan

El Niño, Drought, Fire and Human Impacts

  • Edi Guhardja
  • Mansur Fatawi
  • Maman Sutisna
  • Tokunori Mori
  • Seiichi Ohta

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 140)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVIII
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mansur Fatawi, Tokunori Mori
      Pages 3-12
    3. Takeshi Toma, Marjenah, Hastaniah
      Pages 13-27
  3. Soil Characteristics and Human Impacts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Nagaharu Tanaka, Darul Aksa, Syarif Effendi, Seiichi Ohta
      Pages 59-67
    3. Syarif Effendi, Satoru Miura, Nagaharu Tanaka, Seiichi Ohta
      Pages 79-88
    4. Darul Aksa, Nagaharu Tanaka, Seiichi Ohta, Syarif Effendi
      Pages 89-96
  4. Drought and Fire Impacts on Forest Ecosystems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Takeshi Toma, Paulus Matius, Yoshiyuki Kiyono, Ryuichi Watanabe, Yasuyuki Okimori
      Pages 107-119
    3. Satoshi Ito, Yoshihiko Nishiyama, Wawan Kustiawan
      Pages 143-151
    4. Hiroshi Makihara, Haruo Kinuura, Katsuro Yahiro, Christophorus Soeyamto
      Pages 153-163
  5. Human Impacts on Forest Ecosystems

  6. Rehabilitation Techniques and Constraints on Sustainable Forest Management

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 319-332

About this book


Since the late 1960s the Indonesian state of East Kalimantan has witnessed a marked increase in the impact of human activities chiefly commercial logging and agricultural exploitation. Located on the island of Borneo, East Kalimantan also was subjected to prolonged droughts and extensive wildfires in 1982-83 and 1997-98 that were linked to the El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon. The changes in the rainforest ecosystem in East Kalimantan during this 15-year cycle of severe ENSO events are the subject of this book. With an eye toward development of rehabilitation techniques for sustainable forest management, the authors examine possible interactive effects of drought, fire, and human impacts on the flora and fauna of the area.


Flora Rain Rainforest Silviculture Southern Oscillation ecosystem environment fauna forest forest management forestry logging temperature tree vegetation

Editors and affiliations

  • Edi Guhardja
    • 1
  • Mansur Fatawi
    • 2
  • Maman Sutisna
    • 3
  • Tokunori Mori
    • 4
  • Seiichi Ohta
    • 5
  1. 1.Bogor Agricultural UniversityBogor TimurIndonesia
  2. 2.(Tropical Rain Forest Research Center)Mulawarman UniversitySamarinda, East KalimantanIndonesia
  3. 3.Faculty of ForestryMulawarman UniversitySamarinda, East KalimantanIndonesia
  4. 4.PUSREHUT (Tropical Rain Forest Research Center)Mulawarman UniversitySamarinda, East KalimantanIndonesia
  5. 5.Forestry and Forest Product Research Institute (FFPRI)Tsukuba Norin-Danchi, IbarakiJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Japan 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-67985-1
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-67911-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-8356
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