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Effect of prior land use on the recolonization of native woody species under plantation forests in the highlands of Ethiopia

Literature: Journal Articles

Lemenih, M., & Teketay, D. 2005. "Effect of prior land use on the recolonization of native woody species under plantation forests in the highlands of Ethiopia", Forest ecology and management, vol. 218, no. 1, pp. 60-73.

Contact Info

Corresponding author: elerohi@yahoo.com

Affiliations

  • Debub University, Wondo Genet College of Forestry, P.O. Box 128, Shashamane, Ethiopia
  • Ethiopian Agricultural Research Organization, P.O. Box 2003, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia

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Description

  • This study analyzed the recolonization of native woody species in 16-18 year old plantation forests (Eucalyptus saligna and Cupressus lusitanica) in the highlands of Ethiopia.
  • Naturally regenerating flora (total 66 species) contained 49% woody plants and 45% herbs, while the seed bank (55 species that germinated) contained 75% herbs.
  • Prior land use (plantation established over abandoned farmland or over cleared forest) affected composition of seed bank but not of naturally regenerating flora.
  • Authors conclude that natural regeneration of woody species under the plantation comes from seed dispersal (and not from seeds already in the seedbank).

Geographical Region

  • East Africa
  • Ecosystems

  • Montane Forest
  • Country

  • Ethiopia
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