Resource Details

Quarry dust emission effects on tree species diversity in Chongoni forest Reserve and vegetation characteristics in adjacent villages, Dedza, Malawi

Literature: Journal Articles Available at NO COST

Missanjo, E., Ndalama E., Sikelo, D., Kamanga-Thole, G. 2015. Quarry dust emission effects on tree species diversity in Chongoni forest Reserve and vegetation characteristics in adjacent villages, Dedza, Malawi. International Journal of Information and Review, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 511-515.

Contact Info

Corresponding author: Edward Missanjo, edward.em2@gmail.com

Affiliations

  • Department of Forestry, Malawi College of Forestry and Wildlife, Private Bag 6, Dedza, Malawi.

Link(s)

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https://www.researchgate.net/publication/274373369_Quarry_Dust_Emission_Effects_on_Tree_Species_Diversity_in_Chongoni_Forest_Reserve_and_Vegetation_Characteristics_in_Adjacent_Villages_Dedza_Malawi

Species Info

  • Annona senegalensis
  • Azanza garckeana
  • Bauhinia thonningii
  • Brachystegia spiciformis
  • Brachystegia utilis
  • Bridelia micrantha
  • Combretum molle
  • Diospyros kirkii
  • Faurea saligna
  • Faurea speciosa
  • Flacourtia indica
  • Grewia bicolor
  • Hyperrhenia cymbarica
  • Julbernardia paniculata
  • Multidentia crassa
  • Panicum maximum
  • Parinari curatellifolia
  • Protea nitida
  • Pseudolachnostylis maprouneifolia
  • Rhus longipes
  • Steganotaenia araliacea
  • Themeda triandra
  • Trinichocladus crinitus
  • Uapaca kirkiana
  • Vitex payos
  • Ziziphus mucronata

Description

  • The authors sought to discover the effects of quarry dust on neighboring plants.
  • They found that decreased chlorophyll produced by plants is associated with increased proximity to quarries.
  • Finally, the authors succest a "green belt" to limit the amount of dust that travels in the air from quarries.

Geographical Region

  • East Africa
  • Ecosystems

  • General
  • Country

  • Malawi
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