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Forest climbing plants of West Africa; diversity, ecology, and management.


Forest climbing plants of West Africa; diversity, ecology, and management.

Ed. by F. Bongers et al.

CABI Publishing


273 pages




Nestled amidst the formidable charts and graphs are photographs and sketches of the climbing plants, rather as they exist in the West African forests. Without them the forest would not exist, and they are the botanicals most accessible to the humans living with them. In this collection of 14 articles, the climbing plants come out of the shadows of the trees and receive their due in topics ranging from an introduction to a botanical synopsis of the lianas and other forest climbers, a review of common methodologies designed to count them, their influence on gap-phase regeneration, their numbers and diversity in the Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, and Benin, their taxonomy and population dynamics in the upper Guinea forests, their impact on logging, and their management. Distributed by Oxford U. Press

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Date:Dec 1, 2005
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