Structure and composition of Acacia xanthophloea woodland in Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya

Author(s)N. Dharani, J. I. Kinyamario and J. M. Onyari
Year Published2006
JournalAfrican Journal of Ecology
Page Numbers523-530
Size383.79 KB

The woody vegetation of Lake Nakuru National Park occurs along rivers, lakeshores and flood plains. Four different sites within the Acacia xanthophloea woodlands were selected for the study. Vegetation structure was not significantly different in the four woodlands used for the study, but these sites differed in the relative density of Acacia trees. Regeneration of A. xanthophloea differed in each site, with the highest regeneration rates found in the nonfenced plots where browsing took place.

Key words: Acacia, herbivores, Lake Nakuru, vegetation structure

Authors: N. Dharani, J. I. Kinyamario and J. M. Onyari

Journal: African Journal of Ecology 

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