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Transactions on Science and Technology Vol. 4, No. 4, 449 - 459, 2017

Runoff and Soil Erosion in Selectively-logged Over Forest, Danum Valley Sabah, Malaysia

Fera Cleophas, Baba Musta, Puah Mui How, Kawi Bidin

This study on soil loss and runoff using bounded runoff plot was carried out in selectively-logged over forest in Danum Valley Lahad Datu Sabah. The purpose of this study was to quantify the effect of forest cover disturbance and recovery on runoff and sediment production within the forest patches, and to better understand the key controlling factors. Runoff plots were set up in forest areas which experienced different levels of logging disturbances and recovery that has been logged 28 years prior to this study, i.e. logged hillslope, skid trail, and patches of undisturbed/control hillslope area. The magnitude of runoff and soil loss from skid track plot was found to be the highest (2.72 t ha-1 yr-1), followed by logged slope (2.56 t ha-1 yr-1) and control plot (0.13 t ha-1 yr-1). Physical properties of soil (ie: soil compaction) appeared to be important factor that determine the magnitude of soil loss

KEYWORDS: Soil loss, runoff, selective-logged, soil compaction logging disturbances

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