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Biodiversity of West African forests: an ecological atlas of woody plant species.

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This book focuses on the biodiversity and ecology of West African forests. The first part of the book includes 8 chapters which analyse the factors that give rise to biodiversity and structure tropical plant communities. It emphasizes the distribution and state of the forests and analyses vegetation gradients, determines hotspots of plant diversity, and treats distribution patterns of rare and end...

Chapter 10 (Page no: 391)

Ecological profiles of large timber species.

This paper presents ecological profiles for 56 large commercial timber species in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana. Each profile includes information on the description of the species, distribution, habitat, regeneration, growth, phenology and uses.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 5) West African forests: introduction. Author(s): Poorter, L. Bongers, F. Lemmens, R. H. M. J.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 15) Forest cover changes in Côte d'Ivoire and Upper Guinea. Author(s): Chatelain, C. Dao, H. Gautier, L. Spichiger, R.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 33) The forest-savanna transition in West Africa. Author(s): Gautier, L. Spichiger, R.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 41) The forests of Upper Guinea: gradients in large species composition. Author(s): Bongers, F. Poorter, L. Hawthorne, W. D.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 53) Floristic diversity of closed forests in Côte d'Ivoire. Author(s): Kouamé, F. N. Kouadio, K. E. Kouassi, K. Poorter, L.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 61) Biodiversity hotspots in West Africa; patterns and causes. Author(s): Wieringa, J. J. Poorter, L.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 73) What explains the distribution of rare and endemic West African plants? Author(s): Holmgren, M. Poorter, L. Siepel, A.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 87) Implications for conservation and management. Author(s): Bongers, F. Poorter, L. Beligné, V. Hawthorne, W. D. Kouamé, F. N. Parren, M. P. E. Traoré, D.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 101) Ecological profiles of rare and endemic species. Author(s): Holmgren, M. Poorter, L. Siepel, A. Bongers, F. Buitelaar, M. Chatelain, C. Gautier, L. Hawthorne, W. D. Helmink, A. T. F. Jongkind, C. C. H. Os-Breijer, H. J. Wieringa, J. J. Zoest, A. R. van
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 447) Checklist of Upper Guinea forest species. Author(s): Jongkind, C. C. H.