The Influence Of Different Land Use Types On Plant Species Diversity, Composition And Vegetation Structure In The Kalahari Woodlands Of Salambala Conservancy, Northeast Namibia

ABSTRACT

Human societies have, for centuries, impacted and altered the natural environments through different land use practises. Unsustainable land use practices are seen as one of the major threats to biodiversity around the globe. Therefore, the main objective of this study was to assess the impacts of different land use types, mainly grazing and browsing by wildlife and livestock; land clearance for cultivation and wood harvesting on plant species diversity, composition and vegetation structure in the Kalahari woodlands of the Salambala conservancy in northeast Namibia. Three areas representing the different land use types were compared. These were the core, transitional and outside areas, which represented low, medium and high land use intensities, respectively. The nested plots design method was used to determine the minimal plot area. Trees (stem diameter >15cm) were assessed in 20m*20m plots, shrubs (stem diameter

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APA

Mujoro, I (2021). The Influence Of Different Land Use Types On Plant Species Diversity, Composition And Vegetation Structure In The Kalahari Woodlands Of Salambala Conservancy, Northeast Namibia. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/the-influence-of-different-land-use-types-on-plant-species-diversity-composition-and-vegetation-structure-in-the-kalahari-woodlands-of-salambala-conservancy-northeast-namibia

MLA 8th

Mujoro, Ivonne "The Influence Of Different Land Use Types On Plant Species Diversity, Composition And Vegetation Structure In The Kalahari Woodlands Of Salambala Conservancy, Northeast Namibia" Afribary. Afribary, 20 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/the-influence-of-different-land-use-types-on-plant-species-diversity-composition-and-vegetation-structure-in-the-kalahari-woodlands-of-salambala-conservancy-northeast-namibia. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

MLA7

Mujoro, Ivonne . "The Influence Of Different Land Use Types On Plant Species Diversity, Composition And Vegetation Structure In The Kalahari Woodlands Of Salambala Conservancy, Northeast Namibia". Afribary, Afribary, 20 Apr. 2021. Web. 20 Jun. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/the-influence-of-different-land-use-types-on-plant-species-diversity-composition-and-vegetation-structure-in-the-kalahari-woodlands-of-salambala-conservancy-northeast-namibia >.

Chicago

Mujoro, Ivonne . "The Influence Of Different Land Use Types On Plant Species Diversity, Composition And Vegetation Structure In The Kalahari Woodlands Of Salambala Conservancy, Northeast Namibia" Afribary (2021). Accessed June 20, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/the-influence-of-different-land-use-types-on-plant-species-diversity-composition-and-vegetation-structure-in-the-kalahari-woodlands-of-salambala-conservancy-northeast-namibia