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Titolo:
Successional sequence of forest types in a disturbed dry forest reserve insouthern Benin, West Africa
Autore:
Nansen, C; Tchabi, A; Meikle, WG;
Indirizzi:
Int Inst Trop Agr, Cotonou, Benin Int Inst Trop Agr Cotonou BeninInt Inst Trop Agr, Cotonou, Benin
Titolo Testata:
JOURNAL OF TROPICAL ECOLOGY
, volume: 17, anno: 2001,
parte:, 4
pagine: 525 - 539
SICI:
0266-4674(200107)17:<525:SSOFTI>2.0.ZU;2-F
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
VEGETATION; SAVANNA; GHANA;
Keywords:
Benin; cluster analysis; forest types; successional sequence; West Africa;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Agriculture,Biology & Environmental Sciences
Citazioni:
26
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Nansen, C Oklahoma State Univ, Dept Entomol & Plant Pathol, Noble Res Ctr 127, Stillwater, OK 74078 USA Oklahoma State Univ Stillwater OK USA 74078 water, OK 74078 USA
Citazione:
C. Nansen et al., "Successional sequence of forest types in a disturbed dry forest reserve insouthern Benin, West Africa", J TROP ECOL, 17, 2001, pp. 525-539

Abstract

Human pressure on forest resources in southern Benin has led to a dramaticreduction and disturbance of natural forest patches. The largest remainingforest reserve in southern Benin is the Lama forest, which is known to be a reserve for many endangered species and situated in the boundary between dry forest and savanna. From cluster analysis and hierarchical classification of tree species composition, five forest types were identified in the Lama forest, and ordination techniques were used to determine to what extent these forest types were associated with physiognomic tree characteristics. The geographical position of vegetation plots was used to examine the spatial distribution of the identified forest types. The forest types were interpreted as levels in a successional sequence ranging from either disturbed forest or formerly cultivated farmland to dense forest. Based on the outlined succession sequence it was suggested that reforestation should focus on establishment of Anogeissus leiocarpus, Albizia zygia, Lannea nigritana, Ficus exasperata and Lonchocarpus sericeus as these tree species are associated with the initial forest types.

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