Universität Rostock, 2004
Abstract: For the development of conservation concepts for forest species precise knowledge on the size of forest core area is required. For the dynamic of forest ecotones forest succession and regression play an important role. This study addressed vegetation ecological questions along forest-savanna ecotones at tropical dry forest islands with respect to forest edge effects, core area analysis and forest succession to contribute to a better understanding of the studied system. The results are of high relevance for the development of conservation and management plans in West African forests.
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