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: 679

Table of Content: May 2013; 5(5)

May 2013

Preparation and quality control of a product for seasoning made with the kernels of Ricinodendron heudelotii or “akpi” from Côte d'Ivoire

  Ricinodendron heudelotii kernels, which are used in food because of their aroma and very pronounced taste, are very popular in Africa, specifically in Côte d'Ivoire. That is why we have developed a solid seasoning product from its kernels. The dough was compacted and molded into small longitudinal shapes in the form of bricks, and slightly dried. The taste of the product was...

Author(s): SAKI Suomion Justin, SEA Tehi Bernard, SORO Yadé René, KRA Kouassi Aboutou Severin,SIDIBE Daouda and NIAMKE Lamine Sébastien

May 2013

Diversity and regeneration status of tree species at Nainital Catchment, Uttarakhand, India

  The existence of a species in a forest community largely depends on its ability to regenerate under varied environmental conditions.  In the present study, effect of biotic disturbance was assessed and analysed on diversity and regeneration of pre-dominant tree species of oak forests. For this, two adjacent sites were selected in mixed oak forest zone (2100 m asl), namely, undisturbed open area (inside...

Author(s): Kiran Bargali, Priyanka Bisht, Abida Khan and Y.S. Rawat

May 2013

Water quality and brine shrimp (Artemia sp.) population in Al Wathba Lake, Al Wathba Wetland Reserve, Abu Dhabi Emirate, UAE

  Al Wathba Lake is located at Al Wathba Wetland Reserve which is located 40 km east of Abu Dhabi Island on the left side of the truck road to Al Ain. The water body extends for approximately 1.5 km in length and 0.5 km in width with a maximum depth of almost two meters (in the period of 2010). Al Wathba Reserve exists primarily because it is supplied with tertiary treated waste water from the Mafraq Waste...

Author(s): Shaikha Al Dhaheri and Anitha Saji

May 2013

Galling insects associated with Haloxylon spp. (Bunge) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

  This article introduces the arthropods that induce galls or are associated with galls in two plant species (Haloxylon persicum and Haloxylon salicornicum) in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In connection with a baseline survey conducted to establish species knowledge to assess the habitat and diversity of the flora and fauna in proposed Houbara bustard (Chlamydotis (undulata)...

Author(s): Anitha Saji, Sabitha Sakkir and Shaikha Salem Al Dhaheri

May 2013

Species richness and diversity of a terrestrial insular environment: serpentine of the Barberton Greenstone Belt, South Africa

  The serpentinite outcrops of the Barberton Greenstone Belt are considered to be amongst the oldest in the world and have been exposed for over 50 million years. Of the 30 large outcrops in eastern Mpumalanga, South Africa, seven were selected for detailed comparison of species richness and diversity with those of surrounding non-serpentine vegetation. Various non-parametric species richness estimators were...

Author(s): Sandra D. Williamson and Kevin Balkwill