Survey of the wetlands forests of Benin.

Citation
N. Sokpon et al., Survey of the wetlands forests of Benin., BELG J BOT, 134(1), 2001, pp. 79-93
Citations number
24
Language
FRANCESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Plant Sciences
Journal title
BELGIAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY
ISSN journal
0778-4031 → ACNP
Volume
134
Issue
1
Year of publication
2001
Pages
79 - 93
Database
ISI
SICI code
0778-4031(2001)134:1<79:SOTWFO>2.0.ZU;2-M
Abstract
Survey of the wetland forests of Benin- Wetland forests of Benin were studi ed using phytosociological releves done in rectangular plots of 500 m(2) or 1000 m(2) Factorial analysis of correspondance of the releves shows four p lant communities which are : swamp forests, riparian forests, gallery and p eriodically flooded forests. Latitude, drainage and flooding duration ar e the best wetland forests discriminant factors. Structural characteristics ( species richness, species diversity, stand basal area and mean diameter) me rely vary between these wetland forest types but greatly vary within them a ccording to climatic zones, specially with riparian forests.