International Journal of
Biodiversity and Conservation

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Biodivers. Conserv.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-243X
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJBC
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 655

Full Length Research Paper

Regeneration potential and stand structure of a proposed plantation site in the transition zone of Ghana

Damian Tom-Dery
  • Damian Tom-Dery
  • Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources, University for Development Studies, Ghana
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Jobst-Michael Schroeder
  • Jobst-Michael Schroeder
  • Thünen Institute of International Forestry and Forest Economics, Germany
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Joern Struwe
  • Joern Struwe
  • Langenfelder Damm 91, 22525 Hamburg, Germany
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  •  Accepted: 20 February 2014
  •  Published: 28 March 2014

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