A Study of Variation in Physiognomic Characteristics of Guinea Savanna Vegetation

@article{Jibrin2013ASO,
  title={A Study of Variation in Physiognomic Characteristics of Guinea Savanna Vegetation},
  author={A. Jibrin},
  journal={Environment and Natural Resources Research},
  year={2013},
  volume={3},
  pages={52}
}
  • A. Jibrin
  • Published 2013
  • Environmental Science
  • Environment and Natural Resources Research
Variation in structural composition of Guinea savannah vegetation was investigated in Kpashimi forest reserve, Niger State, Nigeria. Field work inventory was conducted to determine the current status of the vegetation physiognomic characteristics of the six physiographic units in the study area; comprising of Riparian Forest, Savannah Woodland, Degraded forest Scrubland, Grassland, and Bare surface. Parameters measured include tree density, trunk diameter, basal area, tree density, tree species… Expand

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