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
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Pobè forest ( South east of Benin)
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]|
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|Title||STRUCTURAL AND ECOLOGICAL CARACTERISTICS OF POBE FOREST (SOUTH EAST OF BENIN)|
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- De Souza S. ,1988.Flore du Bénin (Tome 3).
- Akoègninou A. et al., 2006. Flore analytique du Bénin.
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