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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management
World Bank assisted National Agricultural Research Project (NARP) - University of Port Harcourt
ISSN: 1119-8362
Vol. 18, No. 1, 2014, pp. 129-133
Bioline Code: ja14018
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, Vol. 18, No. 1, 2014, pp. 129-133

 en Status of African baobab ( Adansonia digitata check for this species in other resources ) across Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe
MASHAPA, CLAYTON; NYABAWA, PATIENCE; ZISADZAGANDIWA, PATIENCE; MUVENGWI, JUSTICE; KATIVU, SHAKKIE & GANDIWA, EDSON

Abstract

An assessment was done to determine the abundance and structure of baobab ( Adansonia digitata check for this species in other resources ) across Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe. Baobabs were sampled on fifteen belt transects of constant width of 300 m with fifteen baobabs in each belt transect determined the length of a particular belt transect between May and June 2012. Our results showed that there were no significant differences in basal area, height and density of baobabs across Gonarezhou. Moreover, elephant ( Loxodonta africana check for this species in other resources ) dung counts and damaged baobabs were similar across Gonarezhou. Our findings suggest a relatively similar spatial effect of elephant herbivory and other disturbance regimes on baobabs in Gonarezhou. We recommend the continuous monitoring of baobab woodland stands across Gonarezhou.

Keywords
Elephants; herbivory; precipitation; savanna; water sources; woodland

 
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