Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

National Parks


Universiti Teknologi MARA


Biodiversity Management ecosystem flora fauna conservation protected areas management conservation sustainability wilderness climate change greenhouse gases land use change

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Biodiversity is the variety of living organisms which underlies all ecosystem processes that make life possible. It is crucial to the ecological stability. National parks are a cornerstone and are places of rich biodiversity as they provide important habitat to native and many endangered flora and fauna. Effective management of biodiversity in national parks is needed to ensure they are functioning as intended. Despite many studies that have been conducted on threats that National Parks face, there is a scarcity of literature that analyses why some strategies aimed at preventing biodiversity loss succeed in some instances and fail in other.

Therefore, this book will aim to analyze practices, strategies, approaches of biodiversity management and examine factors that affect the effectiveness of managing biodiversity in the parks. In addition, the roles of government and other land management agencies and involvement of indigenous community, landholders and community groups to conserve and improve biodiversity management will also be highlighted.

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Date completed: November 12th 2019

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Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Deadline for full chapters: May 23rd 2020

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Review results due: August 11th 2020

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Expected publication date: October 10th 2020

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Universiti Teknologi MARA

Mohd Nazip Suratman is a professor of forestry in the Faculty of Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia. He earned a BSc degree in Forestry from the Universiti Putra Malaysia, an MSc from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA, and a PhD from the University of British Columbia, Canada, specializing in remote sensing for forest resources management. His current research interests include biodiversity conservation and combining remote sensing and forest inventory for biomass modeling. Throughout his academic career, he has acquired many national and international research grants and carried out a number of research projects that have led to publications in leading journals, books, and chapters in books. He was the recipient of the best researcher award of UiTM for 2015 in recognition of his outstanding research work in science, technology, and medicine cluster. He has been the Head of the Centre for Biodiversity and Sustainable Development and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation at UiTM, Malaysia, since 2018.

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