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Peer-reviewed Literature recently published on West African ecology and environment

In this page, researchers can find recently published peer-reviewed articles, books and general papers on the West African ecology and environment. This list is not complete, but just serves the scope of introducing the readers to the hottest subjects of research in the dominion of the West African science and ecology. The list is updated on a monthly basis.

 

ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION

Unique N. Keke, Francis O. Arimoro, Yohanna I. Auta & Adesola V. Ayanwale. 2017. Temporal and spatial variability in macroinvertebrate community structure in relation to environmental variables in Gbako River, Niger State, Nigeria. Tropical Ecology http://www.tropecol.com/volumes/toc/en/toc58-2.htm

Valère K. Salako, Thierry H. Houéhanou, Kowiyou Yessoufou, Achille E. Assogbadjo, Akpovi Akoègninou & Romain L. Glèlè Kakaï. 2017. Patterns of elephant utilization of Borassus aethiopum Mart. and its stand structure in the Pendjari National Park, Benin, West Africa. Tropical Ecology http://www.tropecol.com/volumes/toc/en/toc58-2.htm

Gonedelé Bi, S., Koné, I., Béné, J., Bitty, E., Yao, K., Kouassi, B., & Gaubert, P. (2017). Bushmeat hunting around a remnant coastal rainforest in Côte d'Ivoire. Oryx, 51(3), 418-427. doi:10.1017/S0030605315001453


Alhassan, E.H. et al. 2016. The role of remnant trees in carbon sequestration, vegetation structure and tree diversity of early succession regrowing fallows in eastern Sierra Leone. African Journal of Ecology

Buij, R. et al. 2016. Trade of threatened vultures and other raptors for fetish and bushmeat in West and Central Africa. Oryx 50: 606-616.

Cross, H. 2016. Displacement, disempowerment and corruption: challenges at the interface of fisheries, management and conservation in the Bijagós Archipelago, Guinea-Bissau. Oryx 50: 693-701.

Mardsen, S.J. et al. 2016. Using encounter rates as surrogates for density estimates makes monitoring of heavily-traded grey parrots achievable across Africa. Oryx 50: 617-625

McCollum, K.R. et al. 2016. Occupancy and demographics of red river hog Potamochoerus porcus on Tiwai Island, Sierra Leone

Numbere, A.O. & Camilo, G.R. 2016. Mangrove leaf litter decomposition under mangrove forest stands with different levels of pollution in the Niger River Delta, Nigeria. African Journal of Ecology 

Walther, B.R. 2016. A review of recent ecological changes in the Sahel, with particular reference to land-use change, plants, birds and mammals. African Journal of Ecology 54: 268–280


 

ZOOLOGY

Dylan Burruss, Alkabouss Matchano, Jennifer K. Frey, Mark Andersen, Claudio Sillero-Zubiri. 2017. Food habits of the pale fox (Vulpes pallida) in Niger. African Journal of Ecology http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/aje.12404/full

Emmanuel, O., Onyewen, T., Egbe, S., Omonu, C., Bowkett, A., Francis, L., . . . Karunwi, A. (2017). First photographs of chimpanzees in the Omo Forest Reserve, Nigeria. Oryx, 51(3), 395-396. doi:10.1017/S0030605317000709. 


Verbelen, P. et al. 2016. A 90-year-old mystery solved: a potentially new species of owl from Príncipe. Oryx 50: 581.

 

BOTANY

Iveren Abiem, Sonali Saha, Shiiwua A. Manu, Emmanuel B. Elisha. 2017. Woody vegetation composition and diversity in woodlands inside and outside a Forest Reserve in Jos, Nigeria. African Journal of Ecology http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/aje.12433/full

Emmanuel Morgan Attua, Louis Awanyo, Effah Kwabena Antwi. 2017. Effects of anthropogenic disturbance on tree population structure and diversity of a rain forest biosphere reserve in Ghana, West Africa. African Journal of Ecology http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/aje.12427/full


Sanchez, A.C. & Lindsell, J.A. 2016. The role of remnant trees in carbon sequestration, vegetation structure and tree diversity of early succession regrowing fallows in eastern Sierra Leone. African Journal of Ecology

 

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