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Water and the rainforest in Malaysian Borneo : hydrological research at the Danum Valley Field Studies Centre / Ian Douglas.
Douglas, Ian, 1936-
Cham, Switzerland : Springer Nature Switzerland AG, 
lvi, 362 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm.
Danum Valley Conservation Area (Sabah).
Ecological studies ; v. 242,
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Ecological Studies, Analysis and Synthesis, 0070-8356 ; 242
This volume synthesizes and analyzes thirty years of hydrological research in the Danum Valley Conservation Area, a lowland dipterocarp rainforest in Sabah, Malaysia. Ian Douglas explores the role of water in the rainforest ecosystem, setting out the ecological, climatological and geological context of present-day hydrological processes, soil erosion and stream sedimentation. He emphasizes the role of extreme events and natural disturbances in sediment supplies and the evolution of drainage pathways and explains the pathways of rainfall and stream sediment. Douglas then explores the impacts caused by logging, the extreme pulses of sedimentation and the effects of log removal and logging road construction, examining the effects of major storms in the 20 years after tree harvesting. Methods of minimizing logging damage to soils and streams are discussed and the effects on flora and fauns are considered.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Long-term hydrological research in the humid tropics
The forests of the Danum Valley Conservation Area
The Danum hydrology project: origins, aims, context
The regional physiographical and land management context of the hydrology of Danum Valley
Rainfall and its interception by the forest
Infiltration, soil water and pipeflow
Origins of stream flow
Sediment supply and movement on slopes
Water, sediment and solutes in channels
Periodicity of Processes (Impact of extreme events: floods and drought)
The lessons from the natural forest
The disturbance caused by logging
Impact of logging on interception and soil water
Changes to erosion rates and sediment yields during and after logging
Logging, stream flow, stream chemistry and sediment transport
Extreme events and the dynamics of logged catchments
Conclusions on the impacts of logging at Danum
Mitigating the effects of logging
The significance of hydrological and geomorphological processes for lowland tropical rainforest ecology
Conclusions from the Long-Term Ecological Research on hydrology at Danum.
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