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Hassler, S.K., Kreyling, J., Beierkuhnlein, C., Eisold, J., et al. 2010. Vegetation pattern divergence between dry and wet season in a semiarid savanna - Spatio-temporal dynamics of plant diversity in northwest Namibia. Journal of Arid Environments, 74(11): 1516–1524


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Vegetation pattern divergence between dry and wet season in a semiarid savanna - Spatio-temporal dynamics of plant diversity in northwest Namibia.

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African savannas are primarily used as pastures and are subject to changes in climate and management strategies. For sustainable management of these landscapes ecological knowledge on seasonal and long-term variability in plant community composition and the availability of green biomass is essential. In this study, we assessed the effects of dry and wet season on species richness and beta diversity for three sites along a gradient of increasing vegetation cover and precipitation in northwest Namibia. Keywords: beta diversity, distance decay, precipitation gradient, species richness, systematic sampling, tree islands.

Year: 2010

Type: Journal Article

URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140196310001631


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