Special Issue "Wildlife Ecology and Conservation in Tropical Forest Ecosystems"

A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907). This special issue belongs to the section "Forest Ecology and Management".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 July 2023) | Viewed by 233

Special Issue Editors

Department of Forest Management, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia
Interests: wildlife behavioural ecology; bioacoustics; population genetics; bird ecology and migration; economic valuation of wildlife; biodiversity conservation
Dr. Wei Lun Ng
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Guest Editor
China-ASEAN College of Marine Sciences, Xiamen University Malaysia, Sepang, Malaysia
Interests: molecular ecology; population and evolutionary genetics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Over the last 50 years, it has been widely acknowledged and demonstrated that wildlife populations throughout the world, particularly those in the tropics, face multiple threats to their continued survival. Such threats range from habitat loss, habitat degradation, poaching, road-kills, pollution, and invasion by exotic species, all of which deserve our immediate attention and better understanding. In response to the abovementioned issues, there is a dire need for more research to understand the ecological requirements of wildlife, especially large vertebrates in the tropics, in order to contribute towards effective species and habitat conservation while justifying decisions for land use. This Special Issue aims to gather recent research findings on tropical wildlife, including both autecology and synecology, covering aspects of habitat and spatial requirements, diet, ecological interactions, population and evolutionary biology, breeding biology, as well as responses to environmental changes such as habitat disturbance and climate change. Authors are encouraged to incorporate remarks on species conservation and/or implications on local, regional, or global policies in their submitted manuscripts. We are particularly keen to include works on wildlife in unique forest ecosystems such as those found in peat swamps, limestone, mangroves, heath and montane forests from a local, regional, or global perspective.

Dr. Chong Leong Puan
Dr. Wei Lun Ng
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Published Papers

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