FITOSOSIOLOGI HUTAN DI SEBAGIAN KAWASAN SUAKA MARGASATWA BUTON UTARA, SULAWESI TENGGARA

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Muhammad Mansur

Abstract

The degradation rate of forest in the recent 5 years increases rapidly,
particulartly in Sulawesi. The biggest damaged comes from the human impact,
which spreads to the conservation area. As a result, the areais decreased,
whereas its function and its potency have not been explored. The ecological
research has been conducted in Soloi forest, Suaka Margasatwa Buton Utara in
May 2003. The objectives of this work are to study the condition, which belong
to. 75 general and 35 families with density of trees are 277 individual (stem
diameter > 10 cm ), and 1140 sampling ( 2-9,9 cm stem diameter ). The forest
type is low land primary forest, which dominated by Casearia rugulosa,
Diospyros pilosanthere, Cleistanthus myriantus, Canarium hirsutum, and
Drypetes longifolia. In the forest structure, trees with 10-20 cm stem diameter is
in the first rankwith the total number 57,02%, then followed by the trees with 20-
30 cm diameter (20,22%). In general, the forest condition in research site is
good, although a few areas are damaged due to illegal loging.

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