The Diversity of Termite Fauna (ORDER:BLATTODEA) at Agropark, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Jeli Campus

Nurul Syuhaddah Mohamad Kori, (2016) The Diversity of Termite Fauna (ORDER:BLATTODEA) at Agropark, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Jeli Campus. [Undergraduate Final Year Project Report] (Submitted)

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This study was conducted to detemained the diversity of termite fauna at Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Jeli Campus. The objectives of this studies are to determine the diversity of termites based on termite morphology and available taxonomy and to identify percentage of pest termite species at Agropark, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Jeli Campus. The type of sampling method used was standardized line transect with 100m x 2m and are divided into 20 sections (5m x 2m). Two people were sampled at each section for 30 minute at three transects were conducted at the study area which are T1 (rubber plantation forest), T2 (semi lowland forest) and T3 (lowland forest). The termite sample were collected manually by using forceps and preserved in glass vial with 80% of ethanol. The period of sampling was from May until September 2015. A total of 29 termite species with relative abundance of 128 (total hit) were successfully collected in this study. The total termite species are representing from four sub-families (Rhinotermitinae, Coptotermitinea, Termitinae, Macrotermitinae, and Nasutitermitnae). The Agropark forest is higher diversity of termite, and had complete evermess respectively. The dominant species are Microtermes pakistanicus Ahmad. The rarefaction curve showed T2 are most diverse compared to Tl and T3. The higher termite species are from litter-foragers and epigeal mound builder. The lowest termite diversity were from soil feeding group and hypogeal or subterranean. The total pest termite species collected are 24%. The example of termite pest species were from sub-family Coptotermitinea and Rhinotermitinae. Besides that, 11% of termite species were classified as peri-domestic pest from sub-family Termitinae and Macrotermitinae. Conclusion for this study, only 27% termite are identified as pest and other 76% of termite species have good role in forestry.

Item Type: Undergraduate Final Year Project Report
Faculty: Faculty of Earth Sciences
Depositing User: En. Shahrul Afzan Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2017 07:01
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2017 07:01
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