The Biodiversity of New Guinea, by Kal Muller
(Last Update - October 6, 2006)
Below is a table of contents and draft copy of a book on the biodiversity of New Guinea written by Kal Muller.
This book is being translated into Indonesian and is intended as a general text to be use by school and
college students in their study of the biodiversity and ecology of Papua, Indonesia.
(Papuaweb also has other documents by Kal Muller available, including: notes on the
Kamoro natural resource utilization, as well as the
If you have any comments on this text or would like to contact Kal Muller about related research interests,
please email him at email@example.com.
© Kal Muller, 2004. Reproduced with permission.
Section One: Biodiversity of the island of New Guinea
Section Two: Biodiversity of the Timika area & the Lorentz Park
- Basic influences: geology, Ice Ages, landforms
- The plant life of New Guinea
- Origins of New Guinea’s animals
- Shrimp and crabs: the crustaceans
- Butterflies and beetles: the insects
- Fresh water fishes
- Frogs and toads: the amphibians
- Lizards, snakes, turtles and crocodiles: the reptiles
- Class Aves: the birds of New Guinea
Section Three: Natural resource utilization by the Kamoro people
- Amphibians and reptiles
- Plant use
- Animal use (insects; crustacea; mollusks; fishes; reptiles; birds; mammals)
Dr Kal Muller has kindly made this book available to users of Papuaweb. A late draft of this book is available in English online in two parts:
Section 1 and Section 2, Section 3 and Appendices. In 2006 this book an Indonesian version of this
book was published. Full bibliographic details may be found on Papuaweb's new books section).
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- Appendix I. Glossary
- Appendix II. Geological Time Scale
- Appendix III. Taxonomy
- Appendix IV. Evolution
- Appendix V. Species lists: crustacea, amphibia, reptilia