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Stucture and characteristics of Acacia tortilis woodland on the Njemps Flats

Soil erosion, land degradation and social transition. Geoecological analysis of a semi-arid tropical region, Kenya

Auteurs :
KIYIAPI, J.L.
BRYAN, R.B.

Description :
Despite the important role trees play in semi-arid areas, very few data are available on growth of trees and distribution in relation to site. The study was carried out in the Njemps Flats of central Baringo, Kenya. Analysis of the woodland structure was achieved by stratifying the area into six separate sites on the basis of tree density and their location relative to ephemeral streams and drainage channels. Results of the survey revealed an extremely low count of seedlings/saplings for the species in the area. This study has also revealed that semi-arid areas can support much higher proportions of woody vegetation than are usually reported.


Type de document :
Article de monographie

Source :
Catena Verlag: Advances in geoecology, 1994, n°. 27, p. 47-69, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 21 ref.

Date :
1994

Identifiants :
isbn : 3-923881-36-0

Editeur :
Pays édition : Allemagne

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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