Atmanto, A.D. and Dewi, Bainah Sari and Nurcahyani, Nuning (2014) ROLE OF GIBBON (Hylobates syndactylus) AS SEED DISPERSAL AT WAY KANAN RESORT WAY KAMBAS NATIONAL PARK LAMPUNG. Sylva Lestari, 7 (1). pp. 49-58. ISSN 2339-0913


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Way Kambas National Park located in Lampung Province is habitat for gibbon (H. syndactylus), frugivorous primate which plays a role as seeds dispersal process in tropical rain forests with its activities. Purpose of the research is to determine the gibbon’s role as seeds dispersal. It was conducted in August 2012 in the Way Kanan Resort of Way Kambas National Park. The method used is exploration and feces analysis. Based on the research, there are 37 samples of gibbon’s feces and 7 spesies of seed plant dispersed by gibbon include Polygonum chinense, Grewia paniculata, Ficus sp, Bouea macrophylla, Dacryodes rostrata, Aporosa aurita, and Aplaia palembanica. Seeds are distributed by gibbon using endozoochory process without destroying seeds and can be dispersed far from the parent trees. Distance of the seed dispersed by gibbons ranges 0−385 meters. Defecation activity of gibbon is done after waking, feeding activity, and when moved to other tree with frequency of defecation between 3−6 times a day. The composition of gibbon’s feces is seeds and leaves. The highest attendance of seeds in feces is Polygonum chinense seeds (42,12%) and the lowest is Aporosa aurita seeds (1,18%). The mean seeds in feces is 7,38 from 273 seeds. Key words : gibbon, seed dispersal, Way Kambas National Park

Item Type: Article
Subjects: S Agriculture > SD Forestry
Divisions: Fakultas Pertanian (FP) > Prodi Kehutanan
Depositing User: Dr.Hj. Bainah Sari Dewi s.Hut., M.P.
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2016 06:12
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2016 06:12

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