Landscape of Tree diversity in Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex, Thailand

Landscape of Tree diversity in Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex, Thailand
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  • Landscape of Tree diversity in Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex, Thailand

Thammanoon Temchai

National Parks Research Center (Petchburi)

National Parks Office, Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation


ABSTRACT
This study aimed to assess tree diversity throughout the area of Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex (KKFC). A survey was conducted by the point sampling technique, 5 points per cluster of 805 clusters. Each cluster was 2.5 kilometers away from each other throughout the forest complex. Data from each of the sample clusters were taken to assess the tree diversity with various indexes. The results showed the diversity of the trees in KKFC was highest at the middle part and the west near the border with Myanmar and gradually decreased to the eastern part. Indicating that the forest areas near the border with Myanmar had high potential for biodiversity conservation. Thus, the area should be handled as an international ecological corridor between the countries.