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The diversity of amphibian species in urban lake as ecological indicator for healthy aquatic environment

Baharuddin, Zainul Mukrim and Ramli, Lukman and Othman, Rashidi (2015) The diversity of amphibian species in urban lake as ecological indicator for healthy aquatic environment. Alam Cipta : International Journal on Sustainable Tropical Design Research and Practise, 8 (1). pp. 76-82. ISSN 1823-7231 E-ISSN 2289-3687

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Abstract

Urban expanse problem causes degradation of biodiversity, while forest contemporaneous is experiencing defaunation alteration for the need of more living spaces. Consequently, the world has just been alerted with the inclination of the urban biodiversity. Human tendency to ignore healthy ecology causes the research on urban wildlife to be bawl in these recent years, which later lead to severe effects such as loss of natural habitat, fragmentation and disturbance. However, the research conducted specifically on amphibian as bioindicator to environmental changes is still very low, as it covers only 4 percent every decade analysis, though many researchers believe amphibian such as frog is the best indicator to healthy environment. Momentarily, this research aimed to identify and record the number of amphibian population that can be used as new bio-indicator for a healthy environment in Perdana Botanical Lake Garden, Kuala Lumpur. Four areas of wetlands were assessed and conducted on amphibian active time which is at night as well as landscape setting. Results showed that six amphibian species of Duttaphrynus melanostictus (Common Sunda Toad), Hylarana erythraea (Green Paddy Frog), Polypedates leucomystax (Four-line Tree Frog), Fejervarya cancrivora (Crab-eating Frog), Microphyla heymonsi (Dark sided chorus frof) and Fejervarya limnocharis (Indian Rice Frog) were observed. The highest species of amphibian recorded were Hylarana erythraea with (n=80) which were found at all stations of Wetland 2 (largest wetland) and two stations at Wetland 3 (natural wetland), while others were less than (n=10).

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3306/47347
Uncontrolled Keywords: amphibian, frogs, ecological indicator, urban lakes and aquatic ecosystem
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: DR ZAINUL MUKRIM BAHARUDDIN
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2016 09:24
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2017 11:38
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/47347

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