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Dec 28, 2017Open    AccessArticle

Assessing the Socioecological Perspectives of Eucalyptus Cultivation and Plantation Expansion in Laos

Xayphanya Chanthalath, Liu Yong, Mukete Beckline, Southdavone Inthilath
In Laos, the cultivation of fast growing trees as eucalypts has been promoted due to a rapid decline in natural forest cover. However, this expansion of fast growing trees might not end in a win-win situation for both humans and the environment. This paper examines the social and ecological potentials of Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus
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Open Access Library J. Vol.4, 2017
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1104243


Jul 19, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Impact of Urbanization on the Hydrological Cycle of Migina Catchment, Rwanda

Olivier Clement Gatwaza, Xin Cao, Mukete Beckline
In this study, we carry out an assessment of the impact of urbanization on Butare, southern Rwanda and evaluate its effect on the hydrological process at the Migina catchment. We used data from the meteorological stations of the Migina catchment, land-use maps of the region (obtained in 1974 and 2010) and GIS technology in order to analyse hydrological fluctuations in Migina catchment and the expansion of Butare town. We observed
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Open Access Library J. Vol.3, 2016
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1102830


Jan 27, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Socioeconomic and Ecological Impact Analysis of Rubber Cultivation in Southeast Asia

Chansack Vongkhamheng, Jianhua Zhou, Mukete Beckline, Sythud Phimmachanh
In this paper, we aimed at examining the role of natural rubber (Hevea brasiliensis) cultivation as a source of income for rural communities as well as a potential source of ecological damage. We reviewed existing scientific literature and data sources on natural rubber cultivation particularly in south East Asia. We observed that, the latex from the lower part of the trunk has a high commercial value which can assist rural communities in socioeconomic development; the trunk is a source o...
Open Access Library J. Vol.3, 2016
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1102339


Jul 29, 2015Open    AccessArticle

Sacred Grove—A Nature’s Gift—as a Remedy for Human Ailments, a Biodiversity Reservoir for Restoring Indigenous Traits for Endangered Listed Plants—A Review

Aparna Asokan, Snehita Chouhan, Vinod Singh
This review article is an attempt on hypothetical analysis of biodiversity which includes by exploring and implementing the so called protected area by the small communities “Sacred Groves” made declared by a group of people of those community over a century, some were half way made and few, were more than a decayed old. Sacred groves are considered rich in biodiversity, and also the resourceful source of flora and fauna of rare species. Traditional knowledge based sacred groves conservation has...
Open Access Library J. Vol.2, 2015
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1101517


Apr 30, 2015Open    AccessArticle

Traditional Knowledge and Practices Related to Genus Citrus, Garcinia, Mangifera and Nephelium in Malaysia

Dominic Gerten, Idris Salma, Md Sah Muhammad Shafie, Umar Shariah, Pearlycia Brooke, William Wai Wah Wong, Md Harun Norhayati
Asia holds massive fruit diversity. Many nutritional and functional properties studies have been done on the fruit species. However, not many studies were done on other aspects of knowledge that can be gained related to these species. The aim of this study was to identify the various uses of the tropical fruit plant species from the genus of Citrus, Garcinia, Mangifera and Nephelium, based on the traditional knowledge and practices of the local communities. The study was conducted through direct...
Open Access Library J. Vol.2, 2015
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1101453


Jan 21, 2015Open    AccessArticle

Community Contribution towards Conservation of Tropical Fruit Trees in Malaysia

I. Salma, U. Shariah, B. Pearlycia, W. W. Wong, A. Shukor, H. Norhayati, N. A. Noor Camellia
Community participation in the conservation of tropical fruit trees is one approach taken by the Tropical Fruit Trees Project funded by UNEP/GEF carried out at six sites in Malaysia. Three conservation approaches were implemented at the sites that are diversity block, heritage block and common block. A total of 1550 fruit trees mainly from the genera Mangifera, Garcinia and Nephelium were planted. At Kampung Kakeng, Serian, Sarawak a 5 ha diversity block was established. 110...
Open Access Library J. Vol.2, 2015
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1101146


Sep 25, 2014Open    AccessArticle

Weed Interference in Zero-Till Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.)

Ayyadurai Pachamuthu, Poonguzhalan Ramadoos, Sathya Priya Ramalingam
An investigation to study the effect of weed competition on zero-till cotton was carried out at the experimental farm of the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru College of Agricultural and Research Institute, Karikal during the summer season (February to July) of 2007. The predominant weed species found in the experimented field were Echinochola colanum L., Leptochloa chinensis L., Cyperus rotundus L., Trianthema portulacastru, Rotala densiflora, Ec...
Open Access Library J. Vol.1, 2014
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1100927


Jun 09, 2014Open    AccessArticle

A Fundamental Statistical Tools Application for Livestock Diversity Studies from Microsatellite Data—A Mini Review

Nedup Dorji,Monchai Daugjinda
The conservation of genetic variation is essential for meeting future unpredictable breeding requirements. Therefore, the foremost priority must be given to assessment of the population variation status. Among several markers, a DNA based microsatellite is a choice for the population studies, currently. We reviewed some important statistical tools for assessing the farm animal biodiversity. Firstly, the reliability of the results which is mainly based on the number of microsatel-lite loci genoty...
Open Access Library J. Vol.1, 2014
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1100572


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