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Geology, Ecology and Biogeography of Larut Matang and Kuala Sepetang Mangrove Forest

Yunos, Nur Liyana and Abdul Rahman, Abdul Hadi and Ab Talib, Jasmi (2011) Geology, Ecology and Biogeography of Larut Matang and Kuala Sepetang Mangrove Forest. In: 7th Malaysia Geoheritage Conference, 1 - 2 Oct 2011, Kuala Trengganu, Malaysia. (Submitted)

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Abstract

This study will focus on the geology, ecology and biogeography of Larut Matang and Kuala Sepetang mangrove forest and their evolution and development in relation to Holocene sea level change. The fluctuation of the sea level during Holocene period had caused Peninsular Malaysia to be inundated and during this time the coastal plain has evolved. The palynological results done by previous researchers had documented periods of high, falling and smooth rise on sea level. The inland mangrove edge is interpreted as the position of the shoreline in the research area corresponding to the base of peat from boreholes analysis. From the historical records of the shorelines from topographic maps starting from the year 1914 until 1986, a series of prograding mangrove shore can be seen clearly corresponding to the receding of the sea to its present level.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Ecology, Mangrove forests, Holocene sea level changes, Peat, Sedimentology, Biogeography
Subjects:Q Science > QE Geology
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Geoscience & Petroleum Engineering
ID Code:6933
Deposited By: Mr Jasmi Ab Talib Ab Talib
Deposited On:05 Dec 2011 03:01
Last Modified:31 Mar 2014 13:41

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