The Distribution and Canopy Cover of Woody Species

  • Henk Breman
  • Jan-Joost Kessler
Part of the Advanced Series in Agricultural Sciences book series (AGRICULTURAL, volume 23)

Abstract

This chapter analyses the distribution and importance of woody plants in the Sahel and Sudan zones in West Africa (SSWA), according to climatic zones (Sect. 2.1.2), landscape and geomorphological units (Sect. 2.1.3) and land-use types (Sect. 2.1.4). Canopy cover is utilised as the parameter indicating woody species’ importance (Sect. 2.1.5).

Keywords

Biomass Burning Clay Phosphorus Depression 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Henk Breman
    • 1
  • Jan-Joost Kessler
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Institute for Agrobiology and Soil FertilityMinistry of Agriculture, Nature Management and FisheriesWageningenThe Netherlands

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