Effects of environmental change on montane amphibians and birds in Peninsular Malaysia

Malcolm Soh

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Abstract

Tropical montane forests (TMFs) have high endemism, but their biodiversity is threatened by widespread habitat loss. I identified several research gaps in a systematic review on the impacts of habitat degradation on tropical montane biota, such as sparse research in Southeast Asia, and a lack of multi-year data to understand species responses. This thesis addresses these gaps by adopting static and dynamic multispecies occupancy models of montane bird communities in Peninsular Malaysia, and genomic scans of representative bird and frog species Key results included that habitat disturbance discouraged avian species occurrences and impeded gene flow, and montane-specialists were particularly impacted.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Thesis sponsors
Award date9 Mar 2020
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2019

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