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: 394

Table of Content: March, 2015; 7(3)

March 2015

Institutional pluralism, access and use of wetland resources in the Nyando Papyrus Wetland, Kenya

Wetlands support livelihoods of communities living around them as in the Nyando Papyrus Wetland in Kenya. The Nyando Papyrus Wetlands provide multiple resources hence there are multiple uses and users who often overlap spatially and seasonally causing conflicts. More claims are being exerted on these wetland resources from different sides and institutional levels with different actors. The actors involved refer to...

Author(s): Serena A. A. Nasongo, Fred Zaal, Ton Dietz, and J. B. Okeyo-Owuor,

March 2015

Emperor Jahangir’s method of observation and approaches to investigation of Kashmir ecology: An appraisal of his ‘deep sense of sensitivity’ towards nature

Historically speaking, ‘ecology’ today is an interdisciplinary as well as complex science. Modern ecology characterises more facts than possibly known. Any ecologist is today a specialist, with favourite and specialised questions. And hence, there are different sub-disciplines in ecology with its own set of concept(s) and all try to unify looking only at ‘ecology’. Moreover, it is now an...

Author(s): Mumtaz Ahmad Numani

March 2015

A study on ecological distribution and community diversity of spiders in Gulmarg Wildlife Sanctuary of Kashmir Himalaya

The present study was an attempt to assess and evaluate the distribution, diversity and occurrence of spider community in Gulmarg Wildlife Sanctuary. India has 59 of the 110 spider families and at least, 1442 formally described species of the 39,000 known worldwide. Documenting spider assemblages assumes greater importance in the context of current rate of loss and degradation of forests which is known to have...

Author(s): Mansoor Ahmad Lone, Idrees Yousuf Dar and G. A. Bhat

March 2015

Vegetation regeneration in formerly degraded hilly areas of Rwampara, South Western Uganda

Rwampara hills located in South Western Uganda have long been subjected to intensive degradation due to increased human activities. The hills have been left bare as a result of vegetation clearing for agricultural land, charcoal burning and grazing. In 1998, the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) attempted to restore the degraded hilly areas with the aim of establishing the restoration potential. With...

Author(s): Juliet Kyayesimira and Julius B. Lejju