Structure and dynamics of a tropical dry forest in Ghana

  title={Structure and dynamics of a tropical dry forest in Ghana},
  author={Michael D. Swaine and Diana Lieberman and John Battaile Hall},
Forest under low rainfall (averaging 745 mm yr-1) on the Shai Hills in S.E. Ghana has redeveloped following cessation of farming in the 1890s. Forest stature is low, with a canopy at about 11 m, principally of three species, Diospyros abyssinica, D. mespiliformis and Millettia thonningii. Drypetes parvifolia and Vepris heterophylla are common understorey trees. Twelve species of woody liane were recorded. Species of thicket vegetation in the area were also present at low density. Most species… CONTINUE READING
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