Journal of
Ecology and The Natural Environment

  • Abbreviation: J. Ecol. Nat. Environ.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9847
  • DOI: 10.5897/JENE
  • Start Year: 2009

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Spatial variation in the physico-chemical properties of Lake Naivasha, Kenya

Lake Naivasha in Kenya is an important livelihood resource for its adjacent communities. However, this freshwater lake is under significant strain due to anthropogenic activities. The study aimed to determine the water quality status of Lake Naivasha in order to establish its trophic state. Physico-chemical parameters were studied in seven pre-defined stations in the main lake from February to July 2019 (autumn and winter...

Author(s):Argwings Owino Omondi, George Mokua Ogendi, James Onchieku Mokua, Steve Oduor Omondi and Reuben Omondi

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Applying an indirect method for estimating and modelling the aboveground biomass and carbon for wood energy in the arid ecosystems of Aϊr Tenéré of Niger

Maintaining the economic, ecological and social services provided by the oases and the valley ecosystems of Aϊr, in the northern part of Niger, is important for local communities. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the supply and regulation services provided by these ecosystems through wood energy and carbon sequestration. Semi-structured surveys and dendrometric parameter measurements of woody species were carried...

Author(s):Massaoudou Moussa, Tougiani Abasse, Idrissa Kindo Abdou and Mahamane Larwanou

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Selection for High Yielding and Powdery Mildew (Erysiphe Polygoni) Resistant Field Pea (Pisum Sativum L.) Gene pools

Field Pea (Pisum Sativum L.) is an important legume crop in Ethiopia. However, the average yield of its production is very low due to biotic and abiotic factors. Among biotic factors, Powdery mildew (Erysiphe polygoni) is one of the most prevalent disease hampering field pea production and productivity in small scale farmers. Thus, the study was conducted with the objectives to determine the yield potential and resistance...

Author(s):Kedir Yimam,Gebeyehu Achenf and Temesgen Abo

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Pests and predators effect on beekeeping development in Tigray region, Ethiopia

The study was carried out in selected districts of Tigray region. The objectives of the study determined the occurrence and economic importance of honeybee pests and predators on beekeeping development. The study used structural and semi-structural questionnaire and field observation methods. The most economically important recorded pests and predators affecting honeybee colonies were wax moth (25.0%), ants (24.5%),...

Author(s):Guesh Godifey Gebremicheal

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Determinants of pastoral communities for adoption of forage production technology in Yabello rangeland, Southern Ethiopia

Know a day’s adoption forage enhancement technology had taken and considered as a primary action plan for enhanced livestock production through increasing the forage production among pastoralist communities in the rangeland of Yabello. And there are factors determining adoption of these practices and it vary with different socio-demographical issues within the pastoral household. The aim of our study was focused on...


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Pare’s people perception influences conservation of wild plant diversity in protected areas in Kilimanjaro region, Northern Tanzania

This study was designed to assess the Pare people’s perception on role of protected areas in biodiversity conservation. Viewpoint on factors causing biodiversity loss, related consequences and people’s participation on forest husbandry activities were also investigated. Data were collected from Same and Mwanga districts using semi structured interview. Results indicated generally that majority of people in the two...

Author(s):Moshy. S.A and M.L. Manoko

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Species composition, habitat association, altitudinal variation and distribution of small mammals in Chato Protected Area, western Ethiopia

Species composition, habitat association and altitudinal distribution of rodents and shrews were assessed in Chato Protected Area, Ethiopia, between July 2015 and March, 2016. The area was stratified into five habitats based upon dominant vegetation types and altitudinal zonation. The habitats were Carissa spinarum - Justicia schimperiana, Maytenus gracilipes, Podocarpus falcatus - Pyschotria orophila dominated habitats,...

Author(s):Ashetu Debelo and Afework Bekele

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Response of plant community assemblages to environmental stressors in Mole National Park, Northern Region (Ghana)

Vegetation in many National Parks in Africa are undergoing severe transformation, largely due to anthropogenic stressors that are varied at different spatio-temporal scales. Understanding how plants respond to environmental disturbance and herbivory is critical to predict conditions that plant species assemblages will be most affected. The Mole National Park in Northern Region of Ghana is located in an area of high...

Author(s):Collins Ayine Nsor, Vincent Kusi-Kyei, Emelia Anawine, Osei Owusu Antobre, Ali Mohama, Lucy Gyiele

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Trends in the Utility of Geospatial Technology in Urban Morphological Studies: A Review

Increasing urbanisation, ineffective location of urban amenities and utilities in consideration to population concentration has made many cities face environmental, land use and socio-economic challenges. This can be mitigated against through the enactment of proactive urban development plans and policies with an in-depth understanding of the interactions existing between urban natural and human systems, an undertaking...

Author(s):Maurice Onyango Oyugi

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Tolerance of Nitrobacter and Nitrosomonas Species to Carbonfuran,Chloropyrifosand Cyahalothrin Pesticides

The tolerance ability of Nitrobacter and Nitrosomonas Sp carbon furan, chloropyrifos and cyahalothrin pesticides was investigated. This study employs experimental design and statistical analysis of data and interpretation. The toxicity testing procedures was carried out for a period of 28days, at room temperature. Standard microbiological techniques were used. Five (5) concentrations 3.125%, 6.25%, 12.5%, 25% and 50% were...

Author(s):Williams, Janet Olufunmilayo, Douglas, Salome Ibietela and Dilosi, Leton Benita

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Is ploidy status related to growth form? Insights from the alien flora of Kashmir Himalaya

Whether ploidy status of plant species is related to their growth form is not well supported by quantitative data despite having been speculated a lot. Deciphering this relationship has implications for management of alien invasive species as well as conservation of rare endemics. Hence, we tested the relationship between ploidy status and growth form in 390 alien plant species. Ploidy data was obtained through standard...

Author(s):Mudasir A Dar. Afshana. Gowher Ahmad Wani. Manzoor Ahmed Shah

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Abundance and Distribution of Pangolins (Manis spp.) in the Kimbi-Fungom National Park, North West Region, Cameroon

This study was carried out in the rainy season from 10th of July to the 10th of October 2017. The general objective was to contribute to the conservation of Pangolins by establishing baseline data for their remaining stronghold habitats which will serve as a guide for management decisions in the Kimbi-Fungom National Park (K-FNP). The methodology employed for data collection was “recce walk for collecting bio-indicators. A...

Author(s):TSI Evaristus ANGWAFO, NGONG Kenneth KAIMO, MVO Denis CHUO and WOYU Hans BERINYUY

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Ecological Implication of Habitat Fragmentation and Introduction of Alien Species on Biodiversity Condition in Ikogosi Environs, Southwestern Nigeria

The impact of landscape fragmentation and exotic species introduction to the Ikogosi environs was assessed through the rate of deforestation, habitat degradation and displacement of indigenous species in the community. The study aims to enquire the state of biodiversity condition and alien species introduction. In all, 264 copies of questionnaire were successfully retrieved from the respondents and were subjected to...

Author(s):Opeyemi Aniramu , Olabiyi Coker and Raphael Odelola

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Ethnobotanical Study of Homegarden Plant Diversity and Management Practices in Wolkite Town, Gurage Zone, Central Ethiopia

This study aim to document ethnobotanical study on homegarden plant diversity and management practices in Wolkite town, Central Ethiopia. A total of forty informants were randomly selected from four Villages (Mariamsefere-edgetebere, Mariamsefere-addishiwote, Temketebehar-edgetebere and Temketebehar-addishiwote). Of which, 8 key informants were selected purposively by criteria of age, gender indigenous knowledge and...

Author(s):Behailu Bizuayehu, Minichil Addis and Ashenafi Teklemariam

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Nutritional ecology and conservation of mona monkey (Cercopithecus mona, Schreber, 1774) in Okomu National Park, Nigeria

The mona monkey (Cercopithecus mona) is one of the eight non-human primates protected in the Okomu National Park (ONP), a lowland rainforest in southwest Nigeria. Little is known about the various plant species they feed on and the nutritional profile of those plants. The objective of the study was to determine the plant species eaten by mona monkeys in ONP during the dry and rainy seasons, and their nutritional...


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The Status, Distribution and challenges of Protected Areas: Review of Protected Areas in Ethiopia

The ecosystem of Ethiopia classified as Afroalpine and Sub-Afroalpine, Dry Evergreen Montane Forest and Grassland Complex, Moist Evergreen Montane Forest, Acacia-Commiphora Woodland, Combretum-Terminalia Woodland, Lowland Semi-evergreen Forest, Desert and Semi- Desert Scrubland, and Inland Waters. These diverse ecosystems have endowed Ethiopia with a diverse biological wealth of plants, animals, and microbial species. This...

Author(s):Feyisa Berhanu Niguse

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Flora composition, structure and diversity in the Kimbi Fungom National Park, North West Region, Cameroon

The Kimbi Fungom National Park is reported to be relatively less diverse compared to other national parks of Cameroon. This might be due to the configuration of the landscape and habitat types. The main objective of this study was to determine the species composition, structure and diversity in the heterogeneous landscape of the Kimbi Fungom National Park defined by different habitat types. The park was divided into 20...

Author(s):Amos Fang Zeh

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Woody Species Diversity, Structure and Regeneration Status of the Moist Afromontane Forest of Agama in South-Western Ethiopia

We conducted a study in Agama Forest in Kafa zone, South Western Ethiopia to investigate species diversity, vegetation structure and regeneration status of woody species. Sixty sample plots of 25 m x25 m were laid at 300m interval along ten grids interspaced 800m apart. All woody plant species were recorded in 25 m X 25 m and for seedling and sapling inventory, two sub-quadrats of 2 m X 5 m were used at the beginning and...

Author(s):Abyot Dibaba

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The Jola civilization and the mamagement of mangrove in Lower Casamance, Senegal

The mangrove ecosystem is one of the most productive in Casamance and the most important biomes in Senegal. This threatened ecosystem is found on the banks of Casamance river and along its tributaries, known as the bolong (Inlets, sills). The importance of the mangrove ecosystem results from its biodiversity and its ecological, economic and socio-cultural (ritual places, totem cockpit, etc.) functions. The Lower Casamance...

Author(s):Claudette Soumbane Diatta, Amadou Abdoul Sow, Malick Diouf

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A review on Aquaculture: A potential solution to food insecurity and poverty in Kenya Steve Omari Ngodhe and George Ochola

In Kenya, it has been documented that demand for fish is endlessly rising; however, supply of fish continues to lag behind due to dwindling of natural fish stocks. Besides, there is still insignificant aquaculture production in Kenya compared to a global scale, which is not in tandem with the worldwide rapid growth of the sector. Nonetheless, Kenya exhibits great yet to be fully explored potential for aquaculture...

Author(s):Steve Omari Ngodhe and George Ochola

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Study of the floristic diversity of rangelands in arid regions of South-East Algeria

In the context of identifying the spontaneous forage species constituting a large part of the ruminant diet of the arid regions of Algeria; our research focused on the study of the floristic diversity of pasture rangelands in southeastern Algeria. The floristic surveys carried out in four grazing stations have made it possible to identify 28 plant species that belong to 16 families. This community is dominated by Poaceae,...

Author(s):Kahramen Deghnouche, Khedidja Djennane, Aissa Djerouni

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Native nitrogen-fixing plants in the natural landscape of Canterbury, New Zealand

Although the growth characteristics and preferred growth conditions of many of nitrogen-fixing species have been described, less is known of their natural species assemblages and associated soil status in natural or semi-natural conditions. The work studied plant communities and soil properties at locations where native N-fixers are naturally found in Canterbury, New Zealand. Four native N-fixers (Sophora microphylla (S....

Author(s):Shanshan. Li

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Ecological status of freshwater ecosystems: ''Courses of water of the Oukaimeden and Ourika'' (High Atlas of Marrakech)

Surface water is said to be in a good state when its chemical and ecological status is at least good. The physico-chemical quality of water provides only a point-in-time image of the quality of a river. The study of aquatic fauna and flora informs us well of the actual quality of the course of water due to a character integrator of these biological compartments. This makes us to study the quality of the course of the fresh...

Author(s):Jediyi Hicham

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Prospects And Challenges in Village Land Forest Reserves Management in Tanzania: A Case of Selected VLFRS in Mbarali District

This study aimed at investigating challenges and prospects in the management of Village Land Forest Reserves (VLFRs) in Mabadaga, Mbuyuni and Itamboleo villages, administratively in Mbarali district, southern Tanzania. Data were collected through questionnaire surveys, in-depth key informant interviews, physical field visits and documentary reviews. A total of 44 subjects were involved in the study. SPSS, Microsoft Excel...

Author(s):Anton C. Nzali and Abiud Kaswamila

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Gas flaring effects on spatial dynamism of soil cover through remotely sensed images: Case of study Ibeno Local Government, Akwa-Ibom, Nigeria

Soil cover refers to vegetation, including crops, and crop residues on the surface of the soil. Gas flaring is a common practice associated with oil and gas industry in Nigeria and has a cumulative effect on the greenness of vegetation. This study analyzes remotely sensed, imagery to reveal the effects of gas flaring over time on soil cover in Ibeno Local Government Akwa-Ibom State. A 4-date serial Landsat satellite were...

Author(s):Imette E. Akpan

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Population status, feeding ecology and activity pattern of common bushbuck (Tragelaphus Scriptus decula) in Sekele Mariam Forest, West Gojjam, Ethiopia

A study on the population status, feeding ecology and activity pattern of common bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus decula) was carried out in the Sekele Mariam Forest from December 2016 to August 2017 including wet and dry seasons. Data were collected using total count and direct observation method. The collected data was analyzed using descriptive statistics and compared with Chi-square test and one way ANOVA. Average number...

Author(s):Mesele Yihune

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