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Implementing large-scale and long-term functional biodiversity research: The Biodiversity Exploratories
Abstract Functional biodiversity research explores drivers and functional consequences of biodiversity changes. Land use change is a major driver of changes of biodiversity and of biogeochemical andExpand
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Climate change‐driven forest fires marginalize the impact of ice cap wasting on Kilimanjaro
The disappearing glaciers of Kilimanjaro are attracting broad interest. Less conspicuous but ecologically far more significant is the associated increase of frequency and intensity of fires on theExpand
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Development and climate change in Tanzania: focus on Mount Kilimanjaro
This document is an output from the OECD Development and Climate Change project, an activity being jointly overseen by the Working Party on Global and Structural Policies (WPGSP) of the EnvironmentExpand
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Continuum or zonation? Altitudinal gradients in the forest vegetation of Mt. Kilimanjaro
  • A. Hemp
  • Geology
  • Plant Ecology
  • 1 May 2006
Based on the analysis of 600 vegetation plots using the method of Braun-Blanquet (1964) the composition of the whole vascular forest plant flora with about 1220 species was studied in the forests ofExpand
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The Banana Forests of Kilimanjaro: Biodiversity and Conservation of the Chagga Homegardens
  • A. Hemp
  • Biodiversity & Conservation
  • 2004
Natural flora, vegetation, diversity and structure of 62 traditional coffee–banana plantations on Kilimanjaro were investigated and compared with the other vegetation formations on this volcano onExpand
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Vegetation of Kilimanjaro: hidden endemics and missing bamboo
Kilimanjaro has a large variety of forest types over an altitudinal range of 3000 m containing over 1200 vascular plant species. Montane Ocotea forests occur on the wet southern slope. CassipoureaExpand
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Mapping tree density at a global scale
The global extent and distribution of forest trees is central to our understanding of the terrestrial biosphere. We provide the first spatially continuous map of forest tree density at a globalExpand
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Climate change and its impact on the forests of Kilimanjaro.
Cloud forests are of great importance in the hydrological functioning of watersheds in subhumid East Africa. However, the montane forests of Mt. Kilimanjaro are heavily threatened by global changeExpand
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Environmental Factors Affect Acidobacterial Communities below the Subgroup Level in Grassland and Forest Soils
ABSTRACT In soil, Acidobacteria constitute on average 20% of all bacteria, are highly diverse, and are physiologically active in situ. However, their individual functions and interactions with higherExpand
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A global comparative analysis of elevational species richness patterns of ferns
Aim: Elevational gradients offer an outstanding opportunity to assess factors determining patterns of species richness, but along single transects potential explanatory factors often covary, makingExpand
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