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: 625

Table of Content: June 2014; 6(6)

June 2014

The impacts of human activities on tree species richness and diversity in Kakamega Forest, Western Kenya

Tropical rain forests are species rich ecosystems that are being depleted at very high rates through human encroachment. Kakamega forest is one of the heavily fragmented and disturbed tropical rain forests due to the high human population densities that surround the forest. The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of human activities on tree species richness, diversity, canopy surface area and seedling...

Author(s): Vuyiya Esther, Konje Martha, Tsingalia Harrison, Obiet Lenard, Kigen Charles, Wamalwa Stella and Nyongesa Humphrey

June 2014

Medicinal plants in the high mountains of northern Jordan

The status of medicinal plants in the high mountains of northern Jordan was evaluated. A total of 227 plant species belonging to 54 genera and 60 families were recorded. The survey is based on field trips conducted in the areas that include Salt, Jarash, Balka, Amman and Irbid governorates. Line transect method was used; collection of plant species was done and voucher specimens were deposited. A map for the target area...

Author(s): Sawsan A. Oran and Dawud M. Al- Eisawi

June 2014

Phenological patterns among the vegetation of Ganga Chotti and Bedori Hills in a moist temperate to alpine forests

There were 206 plant species of 47 families consisting of 10 trees, 18 shrubs, 140 herbs and 38 grasses harbouring Ganga Chotti and Bedori Hills during 1999 and 2000. The investigated area had two flowering seasons. In the first spell, 111 species (54%) flowered while in the second spell, 46% species flowered. Majority of the herbaceous, shrubby trees species flowered from May to June and the flowering reached the peak...

Author(s): Z. H. Malik and N. Z. Malik

June 2014

Environmental factors influencing structure and distribution of east African green heart (Warburgia ugandensis Sprague) in Mt. Kenya Forest

Effects from past climate, natural disturbances and human activities are significantly impacting negatively on current day processes in tropical indigenous trees forests. Most of the indigenous trees mostly hard woods have been logged by human activities. Warburgia ugandensis is a tree that is highly valued for its medicinal properties, timber, poles and fuel wood. Consequently, its population and distribution has been...

Author(s): Anne Kairu, Nathan Gichuki, James Kanya and Roeland Kindt

June 2014

Factors affecting local ecological knowledge and perceived threat to the kori bustard (Ardeotis kori struthiunculus) in the Serengeti Ecosystem, Northern Tanzania

This study examines local tribal knowledge regarding the ecology of the kori bustard (Ardeotis kori struthiunculus) and assessed threats to this species in Northern Serengeti communities. A picture of an indigenous kori bustard was presented to survey participants in villages in the study area. General knowledge on the kori bustard was tested in relation to the bird’s general habitat, nesting habitat, food and...

Author(s): Emmanuel Clamsen Mmassy and Eivin Røskaft

June 2014

Fungi from submerged plant debris in aquatic habitats in Iraq

An annotated checklist and table of the substrate type for the past and updated fungal species recorded from various submerged plant debris in aquatic habitats of Iraq are provided. Sixty seven (67) species of freshwater and marine fungi occurring in different types of plant debris collected from various locations of Iraq were registered. These include: 46 species of ascomycota, 19 species of hyphomycetes and two...

Author(s): Abdullah H. Al-Saadoon and Mustafa N. Al-Dossary

June 2014

Distribution of soil types, vegetation and tree species diversity in Eastern Ghats of Srikakulam District, Andhra Pradesh, India

The present investigation was carried out on distribution of soil types, vegetation and tree species diversity in Eastern Ghats of Srikakulam District, Andhra Pradesh, India. The inventory of tree species was done in 40 different forest areas of Srikakulam district. All the sample plots are tropical and moist thorny forest and dry thorny scrub forests of Srikakulam district. The soils of the study area are compressed...

Author(s): Srinivasa Rao D., Prayaga Murthy P. and Aniel Kumar O