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Dudley, N. and Parrish, J. (2006) Closing the Gap-Creating Ecologically Representative Protected Area System. Technical Series 24, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Montreal.

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  • TITLE: Developing Ecosystem Maps Using Eco-Geological Information for the Sustainable Management of Natural Resources

    AUTHORS: Mohammad Imam Hasan Reza, Saiful Arif Abdullah

    KEYWORDS: Biodiversity, Conservation Planning, Ecosystem Management, Habitat Classification, Planning

    JOURNAL NAME: Open Journal of Ecology, Vol.6 No.6, May 18, 2016

    ABSTRACT: Ecosystem maps are vital to represent ecological patterns and processes in a region. It enables the use of ecosystem goods and services as a robust unit for a variety of applications, including conservation planning, climate change adaptation and mitigation measures, resource management, and the economic estimation of ecosystem benefits. As different elements of eco-geological components, such as the geological, soil, and biotic assemblages organize an ecosystem; here, we developed an ecosystem map of the State of Selangor, Peninsular Malaysia, using geology, soil, elevation, and land-use data. Landsat ETM+ images, ASTER Digital Elevation Model (DEM) data, and digitized soil and geological data were integrated to develop a map of the types of ecosystem for 2005. We found 19 different natural ecosystems in the studied region that represented approximately 35% of the total land area. Among the natural ecosystems, peat-swamp forest represents highest (at ~10%), while montane ericaceous forest representing the lowest (at ~0.008%) and the hill dipterocarp quartz forest, lowland dipterocarp sandstone forest, upper dipterocarp quartz forest, and mangrove forest are representing approximately 6.4%, 4.6%, 3% and 2.6% of the total land area respectively. These data can be used to prioritize the areas deserving attention due to their value for biodiversity conservation and for the production of goods and supply of ecosystem services. In addition to a variety of ecological and environmental aspects, such an ecosystem map has potential use for the sustainable management of natural resources at the national, regional, continental, and global scales.