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Jul 19, 2022Open    AccessArticle

Rural Livelihoods and Forest Incomes in the Etinde Community Forest of South West Cameroon

Mukete Beckline, Zhongqiu Sun, Vivian Ntoko, Dominic Ngwesse, Abdul Manan, Yang Hu, Ngoe Mukete, Loveline Che, Jacinta Foncha
For several decades, many households in rural areas have relied on surrounding forests for their livelihoods, safety nets and sustenance. This reliance is most often determined by the household’s characteristics, available forests and economic benefits. That notwithstanding, the demand for more farmlands and unsustainable harvesting of forest resources are pushing these forests into depletion. This rapid decline endangers the livelihoods of forest-reliant households, threatens biodiversity and i...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.9, 2022
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1108793


Jan 13, 2022Open    AccessArticle

Natural Regeneration of Indigenous Species under Plantation Forests of Mahoganis (Swietenia macrophylla and Swietenia xaubrevilleana): The Case of Martinique

Philippe Joseph, Kévine Baillard, Jean-Philippe Claude, Yelji Abati, Séverine Ely-Marius, Stéphane Sophie, Yanis Jean-Francois, Jean-Emile Simphor, Peguy Major
In many geographic areas influenced by tropical and temperate climates, natural forest ecosystems have been destroyed in favour of plantations of allochthonous trees which are economically profitable for different aspects of the timber industry. Some of these mature plantations degrade the soils and inhibit natural regeneration of the local flora; others, due to the physical constraints they impose, can contribute to the installation and the development of autochthonous taxa. The plantations of ...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.9, 2022
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1108306


Dec 24, 2021Open    AccessArticle

Role of Women in Maintaining Suburban Agricultural Land in Togo (West Africa)

Anissou Bawa, Kouyadega Djalna, Hodabalo Kamou, Komlan Batawila, Jacques Imbernon, Koffi Akpagana
The preservation of suburban agricultural land in the face of rapid urbanization in the West African region has been a major problem in recent decades. This paper examines the land tenure strategies used by farmers in relation to their assessments of the impact of urban growth. It is based on individual surveys conducted among farmers and landowners on the outskirts of the city of Lomé in Togo. This study reveals that perceptions differ according to gender and that women—although marginalized by...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.8, 2021
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1108182


Jun 29, 2020Open    AccessArticle

Micronutrient Contents of Heritiera fomes Species at Three Saline Zones of the Sundarban Mangrove Forest, Bangladesh

Hasina Mariam, A. N. M. Alamgir
Micronutrient or essential heavy metals viz. Copper (Cu), Zinc (Zn) and Iron (Fe) distribution trend were studied at the age of 6, 9 and 30 months old Heritiera fomes seedlings at three distinct saline zones viz. Chandpai (Oligohaline), Jungra (Mesohaline) and Munshiganj (Polyhaline) of the Sundarban mangrove forest. Among the observed micronutrients, Fe content comparatively lower than Cu and Zn. Relatively higher Cu was found in the root of 6 month age Heritiera fomes seedlings grown at the Ch...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.7, 2020
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1106425


Aug 20, 2019Open    AccessArticle

Assessing the Floristic Biodiversity and Carbon Stock in a Republic of Congo’s Forest Ecosystem

Donatien Nzala, Romeo Ekoungoulou, Bernadin Y. Ngoumba
Reforestation management goes through the knowledge of the tired out evolution after a forestry rest. The aim of this study was to assess biodi-versity concerning Terminalia superba Engl. & Diels and its undergrowth, and then quantify sequestered carbon stocks to appreciate the impact of reforestation on forest recovery and the enhancement of carbon stocks. The study was conducted at Bilala artificial forest in southeastern Re
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Open Access Library J.   Vol.6, 2019
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1105638


Apr 19, 2018Open    AccessArticle

Classification, Characterization and Comparison of Aquatic Ecosystems in the Landscape of Adilabad District, Telangana, Deccan Region, India

Medagam Thirupathi Reddy, Natarajan Sivaraj, Venkateswaran Kamala, Someswara Rao Pandravada, Neelam Sunil, Nilamani Dikshit
A landscape is a mosaic of natural and/or artificial communities and wa-terbodies and may contain several distinct ecosystems. Human life depends on many services delivered by the water-based aquatic and land-based terrestrial ecosystems. A wide variety of aquatic ecosystems exist and alt-hough they represent a low percentage of the Earth’s surface, their roles and functions make them crucial. Aquatic ecosystems especia
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Open Access Library J.   Vol.5, 2018
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1104459


Mar 15, 2018Open    AccessArticle

Detection of Horizontal Transfer of Housekeeping and Hydrocarbons Catabolism Genes in Bacterial Genus with Potential to Application in Bioremediation Process

Edmo Montes Rodrigues, Fernanda de Souza Freitas, Tatiane de Paula Siqueira
In silico analysis can be useful to infer about the horizontal gene transfer (HGT) as well as to deduce about the evolutionary relations of catabolic genes. In this study, we performed the analysis of two housekeeping genes (fabD and rpoD) and two catabolic gene
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Open Access Library J.   Vol.5, 2018
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1104454


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


Jan 12, 2017Open    AccessArticle

Ecological-Geobotanical Monitoring of Forest Use (Some Methodological Aspects)

Alexander Sizykh, Alexey Shekhovtsov
Setting of forms and methods for forest use must be based on assessment and forecast characteristics of forests modern state taking into account probable trends of their formation (or reconstitution) on the base of the analysis of modern physical-geographic conditions on a concrete territory. A very efficient method for this can be an ecological mapping monitoring of forest use with outlining of a series of ecological-geobotanic m
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Open Access Library J.   Vol.4, 2017
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1103317


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