Valère Kolawolé Salako

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A floristic and dendrometric analysis was carried out using 15 square plots of 1 ha each in the Belléfoungou forest reserve, located in the Sudano-Guinean zone of Benin. Species and diameter at breast height of trees were recorded. Multidimensional scaling and importance value index of species were used to identify vegetation types in the reserve: (1)(More)
Despite growing literature supporting the importance of home gardens (HG) as biodiversity hotspots, knowledge of patterns of their contribution to conservation of threatened species and crop wild relatives (CWR) across climate and culture in Africa is still limited. This investigation was conducted across three climatic zones to assess the floristic(More)
BACKGROUND Home gardens (HGs) provide perspectives for conservation of plant genetic resources while contributing to improving livelihoods. However, knowledge of local factors shaping their ownership, plant diversity (PD) and structure is still limited especially in West-Africa, where food insecurity is acute. This is critical to ensure effective(More)
Home gardens have received increasing attention and have been insistently presented as hotspots for agro-biodiversity over the last decades. However, apart from their exceptional high plant species diversity, there is little quantitative evidence of the effectiveness of plant species conservation in home gardens. This study examined this issue by assessing(More)
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