Journal of
Ecology and The Natural Environment

  • Abbreviation: J. Ecol. Nat. Environ.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9847
  • DOI: 10.5897/JENE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 370

Table of Content: June 2013; 5(6)

June 2013

Grazing management systems and their effects on savanna ecosystem dynamics: A review

The savanna ecosystems support livestock production and livelihood of pastoral communities. The degradation of savanna ecosystems due to overgrazing had lead government commercializing communal grazing land to privately owned ranches. However, grazing policies in Southern Africa had recently been debated, and yet there are few studies comparing grazing management systems on ecological system. This article provides an...

Author(s): Olaotswe Ernest Kgosikoma, Witness Mojeremane and Barbra A. Harvie

June 2013

Species composition and abundance of small mammals in Chebera-Churchura National Park, Ethiopia

In this study, we investigated species composition and abundance of small mammals (rodents and insectivores) in the recently established Chebera Churchura National Park, in Ethiopia between 2010 and 2011. Two study grids were established in seven selected habitats. In each grid, forty-nine Sherman live traps were used to capture the small mammals. A total of 704 individuals were captured in 5488 trap-nights. Among them,...

Author(s): Demeke Datiko and Afework Bekele

June 2013

Effect of crusher dust on floristic composition and biological spectrum in tropical grassland of Odisha, India

An investigation was carried out to estimate the effect of crusher dust on floristic composition and biological spectrum in grassland of Odisha, India. The vegetation analysis was performed following standard procedures. The floristic survey of the study area, which includes natural as well as crusher unit affected sites, revealed the presence of 24 plant species distributed in 11 families representing a two storied...

Author(s): B. K. Tripathy, R. B. Mohanty, N. Mishra and T. Panda

June 2013

Physico-chemical properties of soils in cool-temperate forests of the “Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve” in Uttarakhand (India)

The study area is very diverse due to its protectness on one hand and thus there is a vast scope of scientific study on the other hand. The parent material of the study area represents crystalline rocks and comprises of garnetiferous mica, schists, garnet mica and mica quartzite. The soil bulk density varies from 1.14 to 1.91 gm cm-3 under various soil depths ranging from 0 to 15, 15 to 30 and 30 to 45 cm. Whereas,...

Author(s): Tiwari S. D., Joshi Ritesh and Rawat Arjun

June 2013

Habitat structure of flat-headed cusimanse (Crossarchus platycephalus) in Futa Wildlife Park, Ondo state, Nigeria

The study explored the habitat structure of flat-headed cusimanse (Crossarchus platycephalus) in Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) Wildlife Park, Ondo State. It was undertaken during both wet and dry seasons of the year 2012. In assessing the habitat, ten plots (10 x 10 m2 each) were marked out of the total land area of the Park. A total of fifteen (15) different species were...

Author(s): Oguntuase B. G. and Agbelusi E. A.