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The regeneration dynamics of Miombo tree species in Sub-Saharan Africa

Show simple item record Matowo, G. S. Sangeda, A. Z. Katani, J. Z. 2019-07-11T05:48:29Z 2019-07-11T05:48:29Z 2019-05-19
dc.identifier.citation Matowo, G.S., Sangeda, A.Z. and Katani, J.Z. (2019). The regeneration dynamics of Miombo tree species in Sub-Saharan Africa. African Journal of Ecology and Ecosystems ISSN: 9428-167X Vol. 6 (5), pp. 001-016 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 9428-167X
dc.description African Journal of Ecology and Ecosystems, 2019; 6 (5): 001-016 en_US
dc.description.abstract Miombo woodlands support livelihoods of more than 100 million rural and urban dwellers by providing them with a wide range of products and services. Concurrently, Miombo shelters more than 10000 plants and animal species majority of which are endemic. However, overexploitation of Miombo through trees cutting for charcoal, firewood, tobacco curing, farmlands expansion, and wildfires have led to deforestation and forest degradation accompanied by multiple negative effects on human livelihoods. Regeneration as a survival strategy after disturbance is an important plant functional trait for its sustainability. This paper reviewed the regeneration dynamics of Miombo tree species. The aim was to explore regeneration methods, factors affecting regeneration in Miombo ecosystem and proposes the most promising disturbance-dependent regeneration method. Information for this study was obtained by the synthesis of academic articles obtained through standard literature search performed using multiple electronic databases. Studies in Sub-Saharan Africa have demonstrated the vital role of natural regeneration in the sustainable and post-disturbance management of Miombo woodlands. Conclusively, Miombo regenerates sexually through seedlings and vegetatively propagated through root suckers and coppicing. However, vegetative propagation is highly recommended as it offers maximum regeneration with fast growth rate contributing to the rapid recovery of disturbed Miombo woodland ecosystem. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Tanzania Forest Conservation Group (TFCG) and MJUMITA en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher International Scholars Journals en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 6;5
dc.subject Miombo woodlands en_US
dc.subject Regeneration methods en_US
dc.subject Disturbance en_US
dc.subject Sub-Saharan Africa en_US
dc.subject Root suckers en_US
dc.subject Stump coppices en_US
dc.title The regeneration dynamics of Miombo tree species in Sub-Saharan Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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