publication . Other literature type . 1997

Understory vegetation in fast-growing tree plantations on savanna soils in Congo

Loumeto, J.J.; Huttel, Charles;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 1997
  • Country: United States
Abstract
The hypothesis that tree plantations may catalyze the regeneration of natural forest biodiversity was tested through studies of floristic diversity and structure in fast-growing tree plantations in the Congo. Study sites included experimental and industrial plantations on poor sandy coastal soils near Pointe-Noire, and experimental plantations on clay soils near Loudima. The effects of plantations species, plantation age (in 6- to 20-year-old eucalypt stands), disturbance due to herbicide use and fire, proximity to natural forest, and soils on understory plant diversity were studied. These plantations were compared to the native savanna ecosystem and to adjacent...
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free text keywords: FORESTERIE, PLANTATION EXPERIMENTALE, PLANTATION INDUSTRIELLE, SAVANE, FLORE, REGENERATION, BIODIVERSITE
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