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Characteristics and landscape aesthetical values of heath forest

Othman, Rashidi and Azmi, Nur Shahira and Mohd Hatta, Farah Ayuni and Mat Ali, Qurratu Aini and Ramya, Razanah and Wan Sulaiman, Wan Syibrah Hanisah and Mohd Latiff, Nur Hanie and Johari, Nursyafica Nadia (2023) Characteristics and landscape aesthetical values of heath forest. Asian Journal of Environment, History and Heritage, 7 (1). pp. 1-13. ISSN 2590-4213 E-ISSN 2590-4310

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Heath forest is a unique ecosystem different from any other type of forest; however, its preservation has not yet been given attention even when facing a serious extinction problem. The character of this ecosystem should be studied deeper to uncover ways to prevent its extinction. Thus, integrating the heath forest characteristics in an urban area may increase awareness and appreciation of this valuable ecosystem. The main goal of this research study is to explore the uniqueness of heath forests' intrinsic values as potential attributes to be implemented in an urban context. To achieve the aim, observation of two areas of heath forest in Terengganu has been conducted to identify the characters and landscape aesthetical value. Results of the study have shown that there are many unique characteristics of heath forests that can be found despite the small scale of the study area. The characteristics can be categorised into three categories: aesthetic values according to the basic landscape elements, aesthetical values according to the landscape principle, and nature art of heath forest.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Heath Forest, Intrinsic values, landscape ecology, biomimicry, landscape heritage
Subjects: BPG Islamic geography > BPG113 Environmental ethics/responsibility. Sustainable living.
BPG Islamic geography > BPG80 Islam and tourism. Sustainable tourism
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
S Agriculture > SD Forestry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: Dr rashidi othman
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2023 11:41
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2023 11:43
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/105606

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