Research Papers/Topics in Forestry

Early Growth of Selected Indigenous Tree Species in Response to Water Quality

AbstractIntroduction Materials and method          Study area          Data collection           Evaluation of physiological parameters         Assessment of biomass          Land area        Leaf areaResult and Discussion Conclusion Recommendation References

A LINEAR PROGRAMMING APPROACH FOR SUSTAINABLE HARVESTING SCHEDULE FOR TECTONA GRANDIS LINN F. IN OMO FOREST RESERVE, NIGERIA.

ABSTRACTLinear programming (LP)is a useful analytical tool for determining future sequence of harvests from the forest. It has been an inherent part of forest management planning and decision-making.This study was carried out to determine the optimal harvesting schedules for Tectona grandis plantations in Omo Forest Reserve, Southwestern Nigeria using Linear Programming. The plantations are being managed for timber production and are to be exploited within twenty five (25) years based on a 5-...

Road Expansion and the Fate of Africa's Tropical Forests

The tropical forests of Africa are experiencing unprecedented changes as a result of a rapid proliferation of roads and other infrastructure. These projects are dramatically increasing access to relatively unexploited regions, particularly in the greater Congo Basin. We highlight some of the most important new projects and describe in detail an ongoing debate about a particular proposed development, the Cross River Superhighway in Nigeria. The scale and pace of new transportation projects, an...

Central African Forests Forever

The tropical forests of Central Africa sustain exceptionally high biodiversity and environmental services such as forest hydrology and carbon storage (Abernethy et al. 2016). These forests span the Congo Basin and equatorial forests adjoining it. Like much of sub-Saharan Africa, this region facing dramatic changes in the number, extent, and environmental impacts of large-scale infrastructure projects. A particular concern is how such projects will affect important wildlife habitats, pro...