Volume 1, Issue 3, September 2016, Page: 63-70
Floristic Composition and Diversity of Woody Plant Species of Wotagisho Forest, Boloso Sore Woreda, Wolaita Zone, Southwest, Ethiopia
Dikaso Unbushe Gojamme, Department of Biology, Arba Minch University, Arba Minch, Ethiopia
Tesema Tekle Tanto, Department of Biology, Arba Minch University, Arba Minch, Ethiopia
Received: Jun. 4, 2016;       Accepted: Jun. 16, 2016;       Published: Aug. 2, 2016
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijnrem.20160103.11      View  3330      Downloads  207
Abstract
The study was conducted on Wotagisho forest in Boloso Sore Woreda, Wolaita Zone, and Southwest, Ethiopia, to determine the floristic composition, vegetation structure, community type, and regeneration and conservation status of woody species. Systematic sampling method was used to collect data from 50 quadrats (20m x 20m) established along transects. Analysis on the structure of the forest indicated that the forest was not under good regeneration status. Anthropogenic activities carried out in the area such as cattle overgrazing, cutting of tree for fire wood, charcoal and house construction were the major threats to the forest. Therefore, it is recommended that timely measures should be taken by all stakeholders to sustain utilization of vegetation of the study area.
Keywords
Plant Community, Species Diversity, Vegetation Composition
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Dikaso Unbushe Gojamme, Tesema Tekle Tanto, Floristic Composition and Diversity of Woody Plant Species of Wotagisho Forest, Boloso Sore Woreda, Wolaita Zone, Southwest, Ethiopia, International Journal of Natural Resource Ecology and Management. Vol. 1, No. 3, 2016, pp. 63-70. doi: 10.11648/j.ijnrem.20160103.11
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