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: 389

Table of Content: May 2014; 6(5)

May 2014

Prospects and potentials of Kakum Conservation Area, Ghana

The Kakum Conservation Area (KCA) is a protected remnant semi-deciduous forest of Ghana’s fast dwindling portion of the Upper Guinea Forest. The prospects and potentials for sustainable conservation and their challenges were the main concern of this study; that is whether there is the opportunity for KCA to increase tourism drive as a means of ensuring self-funding for sustainable conservation in the long term. In...

Author(s): Kweku A. Monney and Kwaku B. Dakwa

May 2014

Recent limnological changes and their implication on fisheries in Lake Baringo, Kenya

Water samples for physico-chemical analysis for this study were collected monthly for five years between April 2008 and March 2013. Conductivity, temperature, dissolved oxygen and pH was measured in situ using a Surveyor II model hydrolab. Chlorophyll-a concentration was determined using a Genesys 10S Vis spectrophotomer. Nutrients were determined using standard methods and procedures. Analysis of...

Author(s): Omondi, R, Kembenya, E., Nyamweya, C., Ouma, H., Machua, S.K. and Ogari, Z.

May 2014

Exploration of climate influences on the abundance of galls on red willow (Salix laevigata) across two riparian communities in Southern California

In Southern California, the red willow (Salix laevigata Bebb) hosts a variety of gall-inducing parasitic insects. However, little is known about the ecology of these parasites, particularly the characterization of their microclimate preferences. This study explores the relationship between microclimate and gall frequencies in S. laevigata in the Ballona Wetlands and Temescal Canyon, and gall count correlated with biotic...

Author(s): Tauras Vilgalys, Rachael Sears, Emily Hand, Sara Morledge-Hampton and Víctor D. Carmona-Galindo

May 2014

Status of Hagenia forest in the Parc National des Volcans, Rwanda: A review of historical records

Hagenia-shaped habitat is an important element in conservation of world’s only population of mountain gorillas surviving in the wild. In fact, in the Parc National des Volcans (henceforth PNV), gorillas spend most of their life time in the nutritious herbaceous habitats near or within the Hagenia-Hypericum zone. Unfortunately, populations of Hagenia abyssinica in this park have been reported to be ageing. Using...

Author(s): Seburanga J. L., Nsanzurwimo A. and Folega F.

May 2014

Diversity of Vepris heterophylla (Engl.) Letouzey morphotypes in the Sudano-Sahelian zone of Cameroon

Vepris heterophylla (Engl.) Letouzey (Rutaceae) is a useful and threatened plant of Sudano-Sahelian zone of Cameroon. However, its description is not clear. This study aims to evaluate morphological variations among ten populations to delimitating the V. heterophylla morphotypes in the zone. Two hundred and fifty (250) individuals belonging to 10 populations were assessed by morphological descriptors including eight...

Author(s): Y. Hamawa, and P. M. Mapongmetsem