Natural Rain Forest Management

  • N. Mark Collins
  • Jeffrey A. Sayer
  • Timothy C. Whitmore


Southeast Asia1 includes the tallest tropical rain forests of the world with the greatest timber volume, especially in western Malesia, where Dipterocarpaceae dominate. The number of dipterocarp genera and species decrease with distance from Borneo, but the commercial timber stocking is highest where comparatively few species dominate, as they do in the more seasonal climates towards the periphery of the region.


Forest Department Dipterocarp Forest Forestry Department Silvicultural System Salt Lick 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Mark Collins
    • 1
  • Jeffrey A. Sayer
    • 2
  • Timothy C. Whitmore
    • 3
  1. 1.World Conservation Monitoring CentreCambridgeUK
  2. 2.International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, GlandSwitzerland
  3. 3.Geography DepartmentCambridge UniversityUK

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