Inventory Pobè forest in South East…

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Inventory Pobè forest in South East of Benin

Description

Our study was carried out in the Pobè forest (6°57’ and 6°58’ North latitude, 2°39’ and 2°40’ East longitude). This research aims at a better knowledge of the forest in order to contribute to its sustainable management. To achieve this goal we set 30 plots of 0.25 ha following a systematic sample of rectangular stitches measuring 100 x 200m, in the forest. In each plot, we measured dendrometric parameters such as diameter at 1.3m above the soil and the total height of the trees. Also, the regeneration of valuable species has been counted in 3 squares plots of 100 m2 in each main plot.

Additional Information

The data collected were processed and analyzed with Minitab and SAS software. Main results showed that arborescent population of the Pobè forest presents an average density of 238 trees with a mean basal area of 22,08 m²/ha. The high density of small-diameters trees (125trees/ha) ensures population perennity. Afzelia Africana, Anogeissus leiocarpa and Cleistopholis patens present an average density of 1 tree/ha, 1tree⁄ ha and 7 trees/ha respectively with basal area of 0.02m2 ⁄ha, 0.2 m2⁄ ha and 0.97m2⁄ha respectively

Temporal coverages

Single date: May 9, 2012

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Administrative contact
Coffi Florent DOSSA GBO
Laboratoire des Sciences Forestières (UAC) 03BP0486 cotonou 229 Abomey-Calavi Atlantique 22997161059
Metadata author
Coffi Florent DOSSA GBO
Laboratoire des Sciences Forestières (UAC) 03BP0486 cotonou 229 Abomey-Calavi Atlantique 22997161059
Originator
Coffi Florent DOSSA GBO
Laboratoire des Sciences Forestières (UAC) 03BP0486 cotonou 229 Abomey-Calavi Atlantique 22997161059

Published by

GBIF Benin

Publication Date

Feb 7, 2014

Registration Date

Feb 11, 2014

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Benin's UAC IPT

External Data

Metadata Documents

Geographic Coverage

Pobè forest ( South east of Benin)

STRUCTURAL AND ECOLOGICAL CARACTERISTICS OF POBE FOREST (SOUTH EAST OF BENIN)

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Project Personnel

Point of contact
Coffi Florent DOSSA GBO

Associated parties

Distributor
Laboratory of Forest Sciences of lUniversity of Abomey- Calavi Bénin
Administrative contact
Jean Cossi GANGLO
Laboratoire des Sciences Forestières (UAC) BP 1494 Calavi 229 Abomey-Calavi Atlantique 22966363770

References

De Souza S. ,1988.Flore du Bénin (Tome 3).

Akoègninou A. et al., 2006. Flore analytique du Bénin.