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Effect of Anthropogenic Activities in Dry Miombo Woodlands on Wood Stock and Tree Diversity: A Case of Chenene Forest Reserve, Bahi, Tanzania


Volume 7, Issue 1, August 2014, Pages 69–77

 Effect of Anthropogenic Activities in Dry Miombo Woodlands on Wood Stock and Tree Diversity: A Case of Chenene Forest Reserve, Bahi, Tanzania

J.B. Nkonoki and Stanslaus Mbones Msuya

Original language: English

Received 12 June 2014

Copyright © 2014 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


This study assessed Woodstock, species richness, tree diversity and Importance Value Index (IVI) of Chenene Forest Reserve (CFR). Forest inventory carried out in 120 systematically selected sample plots. The forest was post stratified into disturbed and undisturbed strata. The information recorded includes: diameter at breast height, species name, Geographical Positioning System (GPS) readings, and frequency of the species. Indicators of human activities such as charcoal kilns, pitsawing, burnt area and grazing signs. Analysis of the inventory data was done using Microsoft Excel. The inventory carried out in 2011 revealed that average number of stems per hectare (N), basal areas per hectare G (m2ha-1), and volume per hectare V (m3ha-1) as 352 35.20 (SE), 6.84 0.68 (SE) and 44.68 4.47 (SE) respectively. The parameters between disturbed and undisturbed strata in this study revealed low parameters in disturbed stratum as compared to undisturbed strata were 567± 87.37 stems ha-1, Basal area 11.21± 1.10m2ha-1 and volume 71.21± 7.00 m3ha-1 in undisturbed forest stratum and 246± 15.00 stems ha-1, Basal area 3.25±0.20 m2ha-1 and volume 17.92 ± 1.00 m3ha-1. The study identified 95 species and the Shannon- Index of 4.17. The study concludes that CFR is potential for having high tree diversity and is fairly stocked to provide products and services to the surrounding communities. The study recommends starting Joint Forest Management (JFM), Preparation of management plans and good governance in the management of CFR.

Author Keywords: Anthropogenic, Woodstock, Tree Diversity, Miombo Woodland.


How to Cite this Article


J.B. Nkonoki and Stanslaus Mbones Msuya, “Effect of Anthropogenic Activities in Dry Miombo Woodlands on Wood Stock and Tree Diversity: A Case of Chenene Forest Reserve, Bahi, Tanzania,” International Journal of Innovation and Scientific Research, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 69–77, August 2014.