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dc.contributor.authorNangendo, G.
dc.contributor.authorStein, A.
dc.contributor.authorGelens, M.
dc.contributor.authorde Gier, A.
dc.contributor.authorAlbricht, R.
dc.coverage.spatialBudongo Forest Reserve
dc.coverage.spatialUganda
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T18:08:32Z
dc.date.available2016-04-19T18:08:32Z
dc.date.issued2002
dc.identifier453
dc.identifier.citationForest Ecology and Management 164: 109-120
dc.identifier.issn0378-1127
dc.identifier.other453_Quantifying_differences_in_biodiversity.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/65516
dc.description.abstractMosaics of natural forest and grassland tracts in sub-Saharan Africa provide differences in woody species biodiversity. These mosaics are of considerable interest as they are a major biodiversity bank. Their richness is felt to be threatened, for example by local burning. This study focuses on the impact of burning on biodiversity in the Budongo Forest Reserve in Uganda. Woody species at different development stages are compared between a forest stratum and the adjacent grassland stratum. Spatial variability of biodiversity indices is analysed within and between these strata, using statistical and geostatistical analysis methods. The forest stratum shows a higher woody species diversity on a per plot basis. With overall species diversity calculations, however, the grassland stratum has a higher woody species variability than the forest. For the long-term preservation of woody species diversity in this landscape, it is necessary to reconsider and adjust current management practices to maintain (fire) disturbances.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherAmsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier Science B.V.
dc.rightsCopyrights 2002 by Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
dc.subjectHumid zones
dc.subjectEcosystem
dc.subjectSustainable development
dc.subjectBiodiversity
dc.subjectEnvironmental impacts
dc.subjectTropical zones
dc.subjectAgriculture
dc.subjectForest ecosystems
dc.subjectGrasslands
dc.subjectHabitat destruction
dc.subjectNatural resource management
dc.subjectFarming systems
dc.subjectBiodiversity
dc.subjectShannon index
dc.subjectTropical forests
dc.subjectGrasslands
dc.subjectBurning
dc.subjectSpatial variability
dc.subjectUganda
dc.subjectEcosystem Governance
dc.titleQuantifying differences in biodiversity between a tropical forest area and a grassland area subject to traditional burning
dc.typeArticle - Refereed
dc.contributor.departmentSustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (SANREM) Knowledgebaseen_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/S0378-1127(01)00603-X
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