Occurrence of exotic plant species in oil palm dominated landscapes with embedded rainforest remnants in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo, 2019

  • Emily Waddell (Contributor)
  • D.S. Chapman (NMAHP Research Unit, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA, UK.) (Creator)
  • Jane Katharine Hill (Creator)
  • M Hughes (Creator)
  • A. Bin Sailim (Creator)
  • J. Tangah (Creator)
  • Lindsay F. Banin (Creator)
  • Emily Waddell (Contributor)
  • UK Centre For Ecology & Hydrology (Contributor)
  • NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre (Contributor)



This dataset contains records of exotic plant occurrence within 21 oil palm-dominated sites in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. Within each site, exotic plants were recorded along 100m transects in up to four habitats that represented a gradient of disturbance. The four habitats included oil palm, forest-oil palm edge, disturbed forest and intact forest. In addition to exotic plant data, the dataset contains measurements of forest structure for each transect, including canopy cover and number of large native trees. These data were collected in order to examine the change in exotic species composition along a disturbance gradient from oil palm areas into intact rainforest remnants.

External deposit with UK CEH Environmental Information Data Centre.
Date made available4 Sept 2020
PublisherNERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
Geospatial polygon4.976, 118.621, 6.353, 116.775

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