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Miombo Ecology and Management : An introduction - Emmanuel N. Chidumayo

Miombo Ecology and Management

An introduction

Paperback Published: 1st June 1997
ISBN: 9781853394119
Number Of Pages: 166

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Miombo forest occurs in a swathe across central and southern Africa.
Traditionally shifting cultivators have farmed in miombo, and allowed it to regenerate, but increasingly the demands for land and for fuelwood have resulted in deforestation. This book provides comprehensive details of the climate, environment, ecology and species characteristic of miombo, and describes methods for assessing the timber and other resources, through inventories, in order to use the forest sustainably. Management guidelines give practical advice on propagation and harvesting techniques, as well as
discussing how to design plans to conserve biodiversity and to protect
water catchments.

List of Tables
List of Figures
List of Text Boxes
List of Equations
Introductionp. 1
The Zambezian Phytoregionp. 1
The Ecology of Miombo Woodlandp. 6
The Utilization of Miombop. 35
Agriculturep. 36
Wood Productsp. 43
Woodfuelp. 46
Wild Foodsp. 50
Medicinal Plantsp. 53
Animal Productsp. 55
The Role of Firep. 58
The Occurrence of Firep. 58
Causes and Frequency of Firesp. 62
Plant Adaptations to Firep. 64
The Effects on Successionp. 69
Management Inventories and Assessmentsp. 73
Inventoriesp. 73
Assessmentsp. 88
Management Guidelinesp. 127
Natural Regenerationp. 128
Plantation Regenerationp. 136
Catchment and Biodiversity Conservationp. 144
Referencesp. 147
Appendicesp. 157
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ISBN: 9781853394119
ISBN-10: 1853394114
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 166
Published: 1st June 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.78 x 13.34  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.34