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Title: Seedling mortality causes recruitment limitation of Boswellia papyrifera in northern Ethiopia
Authors: Mekuria, Aklilu Negussie
Aerts, Raf ×
Gebrehiwot, Kindeya
Muys, Bart #
Issue Date: Apr-2008
Publisher: Academic press ltd elsevier science ltd
Series Title: Journal of arid environments vol:72 issue:4 pages:378-383
Abstract: The Frankincense tree Boswellia papyrifera is an important resource in the semiarid lower highlands of eastern Africa but its populations are declining due to human pressure and environmental degradation. To assess the perspectives of (assisted) natural regeneration for Boswellia woodland restoration, we examined Boswellia stand structure and seedling densities in a grazed woodland and in a livestock grazing exclosure. We also tested topsoil scarification as a means to increase seedling survival.
ISSN: 0140-1963
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Division Forest, Nature and Landscape Research
× corresponding author
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