Do floristic composition, plant species abundance and vegetation structure in Sudanian wetlands vary according to conservation status?

Soulama, S and Nacoulma, B M I and Savadogo, P and Bachmann, Y and Thiombiano, A (2015) Do floristic composition, plant species abundance and vegetation structure in Sudanian wetlands vary according to conservation status? Global Journal of Wood Science, Forestry and Wildlife, 3 (3). pp. 83-93. ISSN 2449-1780

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Abstract

In Sahel, wetlands are particularly endangered hence practical knowledge for their sustainable management is needed. The aim of this study was to compare plant community structure between protected and unprotected wetland bank stands in eastern Burkina Faso. Phytosociological and dendrometrical parameters were carrying out in adult trees, seedling individuals and herbaceous species. Discrimination of plant communities and diversity indices were calculated for each group. Weibull distribution was used to compare the diameter structures. The results shows that plant communities located in riverbanks of unprotected wetlands have a greater specificheterogeneity. They are rich inannual speciesand in species with a wide distribution. Finally their woody stands are characterized by lower basal areas than unprotected wetland riverbank stands. Plant community stands in riverbanks of protected wetlands were better preserved but some disturbances were noticed. Furthermore, juvenile plants of the two sites were threatened and this may affect in long term, the relative stability of these trees stands as revealed by Weibull distribution. Further study should focus on wetlands riverbanks seedling status in order to propose restoration strategies.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Others
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry
Uncontrolled Keywords: Burkina Faso, Degradation, Biodiversity, Ecosystems, Wetlands
Subjects: Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Mr B K Murthy
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2016 07:41
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2016 07:41
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/9307
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