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: September 2013; 5(9)

September 2013

Food and feeding habits of three main fish species in Lake Baringo, Kenya

The diets of three fish species of commercial importance in Lake Baringo, Protopterus aethiopicus, Clarias gariepinus and Oreochromis niloticus, were determined using frequency of occurrence and volumetric methods between April 2008 and March 2010. Seine and gill nets were used to catch a total of 430 fish specimens. The diet of P. aethiopicus was 94.3% molluscs with a frequency of...

Author(s): Omondi, R., Yasindi A.W. and Magana A. M

September 2013

Climatic niche of Dacryodes edulis (G. Don) H.J. Lam (Burseraceae), a semi-domesticated fruit tree native to Central Africa

Dacryodes edulis is a fruit tree growing naturally in the rainforests of Central Africa. To provide data to scientists and forest managers for the habitat of D. edulis in the wild, the study of ecological niche and environmental adaptation was carried out. The geographical coordinates of 168 collections of wild individuals and...

Author(s): Gilbert TODOU, , , Geo COPPENS d’EECKENBRUGGE, Hélène I. JOLY,Amougou AKOA, Jean-Michel ONANA and Gaston ACHOUNDONG  

September 2013

Study of flora of Miandasht Wildlife Refuge in Northern Khorassan Province, Iran (a)

A wide area of Iran is covered by arid and semiarid regions. In this survey, flora of an area of the Miandasht Wildlife Refuge, out of the safe part, was studied. This region covers 84435 Ha, situated in the west of Khorassan province in Iran. The climate of the area according to de Martone system is semiarid. The mean annual precipitation is 275 mm and the altitude varies from 931 to 1021 m above sea level. Plants were...

Author(s): Rahimi A. and Atri M.

September 2013

Predictive modelling of the distribution of two critically endangered Dipterocarp trees: Implications for conservation of riparian forests in Borneo

Riparian forests of Malaysian Borneo exhibit high tree species diversity. However, many of the tree species found in these riparian forests are conservation dependant, with their current conservation status (sensu IUCN Red List) varying from vulnerable to critically endangered. The present study had two objectives. Firstly, to identify the environmental factors associated with the distribution of two critically...

Author(s): Minerva Singh

September 2013

Reproductive aspects of common carp (Cyprinus carpio L, 1758) in a tropical reservoir (Amerti: Ethiopia)

The reproductive aspect of common carp (Cyprinus carpio L, 1758) in the Amerti reservoir (9°.63’ N, 37°. 23’ E) was studied monthly between August 2011 and July 2012. A total of 496 specimens, comprising 231 males and 265 females were captured during the sampling period. There were no significant differences between the sex ratio (c2 = 2.33; P= 0.126). The mean ±...

Author(s): Mathewos Hailu