Inventory Pobè forest in South East of Benin

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Our study was carried out in the Pobè forest (6°57’ and 6°58’ North latitude, 2°39’ and 2°40’ East longitude). This research aims at a better knowledge of the forest in order to contribute to its sustainable management. To achieve this goal we set 30 plots of 0.25 ha following a systematic sample of rectangular stitches measuring 100 x 200m, in the forest. In each plot, we measured dendrometric parameters such as diameter at 1.3m above the soil and the total height of the trees. Also, the regeneration of valuable species has been counted in 3 squares plots of 100 m2 in each main plot.

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DOSSA GBO C.F. et GANGLO C.J., 2012. Caractéristiques structurales et écologiques de la forêt de Pobè au sud est du Benin. Thèse d'Ingénieur Agronome ; Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques. Université d'Abomey-Calavi. 32p


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Dendrometric parameters; diameter structure; spatial distribution; Pobè forest; Benin.; Occurrence


Coffi Florent DOSSA GBO
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Laboratoire des Sciences Forestières (UAC)
03BP0486 cotonou
229 Abomey-Calavi
Jean Cossi GANGLO
Laboratoire des Sciences Forestières (UAC)
BP 1494 Calavi
229 Abomey-Calavi
Laboratory of Forest Sciences of lUniversity of Abomey- Calavi Bénin

Geographic Coverage

Pobè forest ( South east of Benin)

Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date 2012-05-09

Project Data

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The personnel involved in the project:

Coffi Florent DOSSA GBO
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Bibliographic Citations

  1. De Souza S. ,1988.Flore du Bénin (Tome 3).
  2. Akoègninou A. et al., 2006. Flore analytique du Bénin.

Additional Metadata

The data collected were processed and analyzed with Minitab and SAS software. Main results showed that arborescent population of the Pobè forest presents an average density of 238 trees with a mean basal area of 22,08 m²/ha. The high density of small-diameters trees (125trees/ha) ensures population perennity. Afzelia Africana, Anogeissus leiocarpa and Cleistopholis patens present an average density of 1 tree/ha, 1tree⁄ ha and 7 trees/ha respectively with basal area of 0.02m2 ⁄ha, 0.2 m2⁄ ha and 0.97m2⁄ha respectively

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