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Global decomposition experiment shows soil animal impacts on decomposition are climate-dependent
Inclusion of soil animals will improve the predictive capabilities of region- or biome-scale decomposition models, soil animal influences on decomposition are important at the regional scale when attempting to predict global change scenarios, and the statistical relationship between decomposition rates and climate, at the global scale, is robust against changes in soil faunal abundance and diversity. Expand
Evolution of endemism on a young tropical mountain
This investigation of the evolutionary routes to endemism on the 4,095-metre-high Mount Kinabalu in Sabah, East Malaysia finds that most of its unique biodiversity is younger than the mountain itself, and comprises a mix of immigrant pre-adapted lineages and descendants from local lowland ancestors, although substantial shifts from lower to higher vegetation zones in this latter group were rare. Expand
Logistic Regression to Predict Termite Occurrences with Environmental Variables in Primary Forest and Oil Palm Ecosystem: The Case Study in Sabah, Malaysia
Abstract The aim of this research was to study the relationship between presence of termite and environmental variables in primary forest and adjacent oil palm plantation located in Sabah province,Expand
First comparison of quantitative estimates of termite biomass and abundance reveals strong intercontinental differences
Although this study allowed for comparisons between data from different regions further comparable data are needed to enhance the understanding of the role of termites in ecosystem processes on a global scale. Expand
A possible new record of Cordyceps species from Ginseng Camp,Maliau Basin, Sabah, Malaysia
A Cordyceps species was found in Maliau Basin at an altitude of 620m, parasitizing an unidentifi ed cicada nymph, so it is postulated this may be a new undescribed species. Expand
Forests on ultramafic-derived soils in Borneo have very depauperate termite assemblages
Abstract: Previous studies in Sundaland (Borneo, Sumatra, Java and Peninsular Malaysia) have shown that termite assemblages in natural forests have a characteristic structure. These typical forestExpand
Density-body mass relationships: Inconsistent intercontinental patterns among termite feeding-groups
The dominance of large-bodied true soil-feeding termites in Cameroon and the absence of fungus-growing termites from Peru suggest that these allometric patterns are due to heterogeneities in termite biogeographical evolution. Expand
Quantification of termite attack on lying dead wood by a line intersection method in the Kabili‐Sepilok Forest Reserve, Sabah, Malaysia
Abstract.  1 A line intersection method was used to estimate abundance (technically linear abundance: m1 m−2), biovolume (m3 ha−1) and size class distribution (defined by diameter) of lying dead woodExpand
Termites Infesting Malaysian Forests: Case Study from Bornean Forest, Sabah, Malaysia
The tropical rainforest of Borneo is known to be one of the hotspots for its biodiversity. This ancient lowland tropical forest has been continuously investigated and studied for its variousExpand