PROFESSOR in Plant Ecology
DIC (Imperial College)
My research interests is in documentation of tropical rainforest ecology and investigation of factors that determined or influenced the floristic structure, composition, dominance and abundance of such forests. This research has been conducted in Samunsam Wildlife Sanctuary Park, Lundu, Batu Lawi, Bario, Bakun, Belaga, Gunung Santubong, Kuching, Urban forest, Peat Swamp Unimas, Crocker Range and Pulau Balambangan Sabah, Sungai Sarawak Catchment and Sematan Mangrove forest.
Due to decrease in forested lands in Sarawak resulting from intensive logging and indiscriminate clearing for shifting cultivation, it is extremely important to rehabilitate the degraded areas with ecologically and commercially valuable species such as belian, ensurai, tapang, ramin, bamboo and herbaceous plants. Research activities are focused on ecology, ecophysiology, potential for commercial cultivation and conservation measures. My research activities on both belian and bamboo are financed under IRPA.
Selected publications - Refereed Journals
Ipor, I.B. and Tawan, C.S. 2001. Growth, biomass allocation and response to glyphosate on Imperata cylindrica grown under different light conditon. Journal of BioScience.
Ipor, I.B. 2001. Uptake and activity of imazapyr at different growth stages of Paspalum conjugatum. Malaysian Applied Biology.
Ipor, I.B., Tawan, C.S., Ismail, J. and Bojo, O. 1998. Floristic composition and structures of forest at Bario Highlands, Sarawak. In G. Ismail & L.B Din (Eds.). A Scientific Journey through Borneo. Bario : the Kelabit Highlands of Sarawak. Pelandok Publications, Malaysia. pp.113-131
Selected publications - Proceedings
Ipor, I.B., Unam, L. and Tawan, C.S. 2001. Structure and floristic compostion from different elevational levels of forest of Gunung Santubong, Kuching Sarawak. Paper presented at CFFPR 2001. Nikko Hotel K.L. 1 - 4 October 2001.
Ipor, I.B., Tawan, C.S., Lai, J. and Dichan, B.L. 2001. Population patterns of Belian Melangangai (Potoxylon melangangai (Sym.) Kosterm at Mulu National Park, Miri Sarawak. Paper presented at CFFPR 2001, Nikko Hotel K.L, 1 - 4 October 2001.
Ouchi, K. and Ipor, I.B. 2001. Comparison of remote sensing and field data over the rainforests of Malaysia. Paper presented at Int. Symposium on Environment Monitoring in East Asia, Kanazawa Japan 25 - 27 September 2001.