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Assessment of Vegetation Cover Change with Special Reference to Acacia Senegal in Bara Locality, North Kordofan, Sudan

Assessment of Vegetation Cover Change with Special Reference to Acacia Senegal in Bara Locality, North Kordofan, Sudan

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Title: Assessment of Vegetation Cover Change with Special Reference to Acacia Senegal in Bara Locality, North Kordofan, Sudan
Author: Osman, Awadelkarim Sulieman; Warrag, Essam I.
Abstract: This study evaluated woody tree vegetation in Bara locality as a part of Gum Arabic belt that was affected by drought, with special reference to A. Senegal. It compared the existing cover with past vegetation in terms of tree density and species composition. The locality was divided into four sections and two villages were taken randomly from each section. A vegetation survey was carried out around each village to identify tree species, number of trees per ha and mode of regeneration and maturity stage of A. Senegal trees. The results showed that the same tree species in Bara Locality were maintained while changes in relative densities were observed especially for A. Senegal, which decreased to 2% as compared with 31% in 1995. The dominant tree species were Acacia tortilis followed by Leptadenia pyrotechnica, Calotropis procera, Balanites aegyptiaca, Faidherbia albida, Ziziphus spina-christi and lastly A. Senegal. The dominant mode of A. Senegal regeneration was natural regeneration by seeds. The study recommended artificial regeneration plantation of A. Senegal to supplement the natural one and to increase the awareness of local people with its direct and indirect benefits.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/18445
Date: 2016-01-13


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