Paleotropical (“old tropics”) forests are part of the larger rainforest biome. The planet’s rainforests are all located near the equator and are characterized by a hot, humid climate. The paleotropics possess some of the planet’s most ancient plant forms.
Many soundscapes in the paleotropics are dominated by over two dozen species of cicadas (some the size of your hand!), large primates (e.g., gibbons and proboscis monkeys), a variety of hornbills (large bodied birds with massive beaks) and dozens of tropical tree frog species.
Universiti Brunei – Darussalam, Kuala Belalong Field Studies Centre.
Oil Palm Plantations
Noise from aircraft
Determine distribution and species richness of crepuscular and nocturnal animals (insects and amphibians). (climate change, land use and pesticides)