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Plant Community Types, Vegetation Structure and Regeneration Status of Remnant Dry Afromontane Natural Forest Patch within Debrelibanos Monastery, Ethiopia


Getachew Demie [1], Mulugeta Lemenih [2], Satishkumar Belliethanthan [3]

[1] Hawassa University Wondo Genet College of Forestry and Natural Resource, [2] International Livestock Research Institute, Addis Ababa, [3] Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia


Abstract

The remnant forest patch within Debrelibanos monastery, a sacred isolated site, was studied to determine plant community types, vegetation structure and regeneration status of woody species and to provide information for sustainable management of the forest. Data was collected using a nested plot design (51quadrat of 20 x 20m size with five sub-quadrats of 3x3m within each major quadrat) was systematically laid across the forest. Diameter at Breast Height (DBH) and height was measured for all trees, shrubs and climbers with dbh and height greater than or equal to 2.5cm and 2m, respectively. Three community types and vertical structures (upper storey (>23.67m), middle storey (11.83 – 23.67m) and lower storey (<11.83 m)) were identified within the forest patch. In terms of population structure, most of the tree species showed a bell shaped with density of mature trees less than that of sapling and the saplings greater than seedling population. This implies that, the forest has poor regeneration and it requires urgent conservation and management actions as reiterated by nearly 73.34% of the respondent.

Keywords: population structure, community type, natural forest, DBH class, regeneration.



Citation: Demie, G., Lemenih, M., & Belliethanthan, S. (2013). Plant Community Types, Vegetation Structure and Regeneration Status of Remnant Dry Afromontane Natural Forest Patch within Debrelibanos Monastery, Ethiopia. Open Science Repository Natural Resources and Conservation, Online(open-access), e70081972. doi:10.7392/openaccess.70081972

Received: June 12, 2013

Published: June 18, 2013

Copyright: © 2013 Demie, G., Lemenih, M., & Belliethanthan, S. Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

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Demie, G., Lemenih, M., & Belliethanthan, S. (2013). Plant Community Types, Vegetation Structure and Regeneration Status of Remnant Dry Afromontane Natural Forest Patch within Debrelibanos Monastery, Ethiopia. Open Science Repository Natural Resources and Conservation, Online(open-access), e70081972. doi:10.7392/openaccess.70081972

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Demie, Getachew, Mulugeta Lemenih, and Satishkumar Belliethanthan. “Plant Community Types, Vegetation Structure and Regeneration Status of Remnant Dry Afromontane Natural Forest Patch Within Debrelibanos Monastery, Ethiopia.” Open Science Repository Natural Resources and Conservation Online.open-access (2013): e70081972.

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Demie, Getachew, Mulugeta Lemenih, and Satishkumar Belliethanthan. “Plant Community Types, Vegetation Structure and Regeneration Status of Remnant Dry Afromontane Natural Forest Patch Within Debrelibanos Monastery, Ethiopia.” Open Science Repository Natural Resources and Conservation Online, no. open-access (2013): e70081972. http://www.open-science-repository.com/natural-resources-and-conservation-70081972.html.

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Demie, G., Lemenih, M. & Belliethanthan, S., 2013. Plant Community Types, Vegetation Structure and Regeneration Status of Remnant Dry Afromontane Natural Forest Patch within Debrelibanos Monastery, Ethiopia. Open Science Repository Natural Resources and Conservation, Online(open-access), p.e70081972. Available at: http://www.open-science-repository.com/natural-resources-and-conservation-70081972.html.

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1. G. Demie, M. Lemenih, S. Belliethanthan, Plant Community Types, Vegetation Structure and Regeneration Status of Remnant Dry Afromontane Natural Forest Patch within Debrelibanos Monastery, Ethiopia, Open Science Repository Natural Resources and Conservation Online, e70081972 (2013).

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1. Demie, G., Lemenih, M. & Belliethanthan, S. Plant Community Types, Vegetation Structure and Regeneration Status of Remnant Dry Afromontane Natural Forest Patch within Debrelibanos Monastery, Ethiopia. Open Science Repository Natural Resources and Conservation Online, e70081972 (2013).


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