FACTORS INFLUENCING THE RANGE SHIFT OF PLANT SPECIES IN WETLANDS IN NORTHERN REGION (GHANA), WITH A NOTE ON THE FISH AND BIRD COMMUNITIES

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The  study  examined  the  role  of  anthropogenic  disturbances,  temperature, precipitation and evapotranspiration in the range shift of aquatic plants, fish and bird  communities  in  six  wetlands.  It  was  conducted  over  a  2-year  period.  The dominance  ratio  approach  was  used  to determine  the  range  shift  of  plants. Ordination  techniques  were  used  to  determine  the  influence  of  environmental factors  on  biological  data-set.  Of  the  40  species  of  plants  sampled,  obligate species  constituted  35%,  while  facultative  wetland  species  and  obligate  upland species were 40% and 27.5% respectively. Animal dung assessment showed that 14  seedlings  identified  were  the  same  species  as  those  sampled  among  the  40 species. Plant  diversity and evenness distribution did not differ significantly (F  = 2.27, p>0.05) in the wet and dry seasons. Plant range shift was largely influenced by  farming  practices,  bushfire  and  grazing.  These  variables  correlated significantly  (p

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APA

NSOR, C (2021). FACTORS INFLUENCING THE RANGE SHIFT OF PLANT SPECIES IN WETLANDS IN NORTHERN REGION (GHANA), WITH A NOTE ON THE FISH AND BIRD COMMUNITIES. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/factors-influencing-the-range-shift-of-plant-species-in-wetlands-in-northern-region-ghana-with-a-note-on-the-fish-and-bird-communities

MLA 8th

NSOR, COLLINS "FACTORS INFLUENCING THE RANGE SHIFT OF PLANT SPECIES IN WETLANDS IN NORTHERN REGION (GHANA), WITH A NOTE ON THE FISH AND BIRD COMMUNITIES" Afribary. Afribary, 08 Mar. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/factors-influencing-the-range-shift-of-plant-species-in-wetlands-in-northern-region-ghana-with-a-note-on-the-fish-and-bird-communities. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

MLA7

NSOR, COLLINS . "FACTORS INFLUENCING THE RANGE SHIFT OF PLANT SPECIES IN WETLANDS IN NORTHERN REGION (GHANA), WITH A NOTE ON THE FISH AND BIRD COMMUNITIES". Afribary, Afribary, 08 Mar. 2021. Web. 12 Aug. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/factors-influencing-the-range-shift-of-plant-species-in-wetlands-in-northern-region-ghana-with-a-note-on-the-fish-and-bird-communities >.

Chicago

NSOR, COLLINS . "FACTORS INFLUENCING THE RANGE SHIFT OF PLANT SPECIES IN WETLANDS IN NORTHERN REGION (GHANA), WITH A NOTE ON THE FISH AND BIRD COMMUNITIES" Afribary (2021). Accessed August 12, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/factors-influencing-the-range-shift-of-plant-species-in-wetlands-in-northern-region-ghana-with-a-note-on-the-fish-and-bird-communities