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: 669

Table of Content: January-March 2023; 15(1)

February 2023

Responses of soil microbial biomass carbon to tillage and fertilizer types in maize cultivation in Buea, Cameroon

Although soil microbial biomass (MBC) comprises less than 5% of soil organic matter, it responds rapidly to changes in soil management practices and, therefore, is generally used as an early indicators of changes in soil carbon. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of tillage practices (conventional tillage and no-tillage) and fertilizer types (synthetic, organic, and no fertilizer) on soil MBC. The...

Author(s): Amenchwi Amahnui George, Manga Veronica Ebot, Tening Aaron Suh and Nikièma Paligwendé

February 2023

A framework for considering coral ecosystem services for biodiversity offsets

Biodiversity offset practices often focus solely on securing ecological validity, despite biodiversity providing various human benefits such as ecosystem services (ES); the use of which is often lost by both the development project and the offset itself. In this paper, a framework is suggested to rationally examine the compensatory measures for ES use losses and tested with actual offset cases in developing countries,...

Author(s): Takeda Shingo, Murayama Takehiko, Nishikizawa Shigeo and Nagaoka Atsushi

March 2023

Highlighting the diversity of the rhizosphere mycobiome of five native West African trees

Soil microbial communities play a vital role in ecosystem functioning by enhancing mineral nutrition and protecting forest trees against pathogens through mycorrhizal symbiosis. However, knowledge of the diversity and assemblage of belowground fungal communities associated with native host trees in tropical Africa is incomplete. Using high-throughput sequencing, this study examined soil fungal communities in the...

Author(s): Kassim I. Tchan, Boris Armel Olou, Gbètondji Basile Hounwanou, Peter Meidl, Apollon D. M.T. Hegbe, Marie-Laure Guissou and Nourou S. Yorou