Evaluation of Natural Regeneration and Tree species diversity in Miombo woodlands in Malawi
This study seeks to determine the best management practices for the miombo woodland in Chongoni Forest Reserve, Malawi.
Research Goals & Methods
The authors used plots with four silvicultural practices-complete coppice, coppice with standard, selective thinning, and a control plot-to determine which method would have the best outcome for tree species diversity and natural regeneration of trees.
Conclusions & Takeaways
They found an insignificantly higher amount of natural regeneration using selective thinning. They also found highest tree diversity with the use of the coppice method.
Evaluation of Natural Regeneration and Tree Species Diversity in Miombo Woodlands in Malawi. Journal of Biodiversity Management & Forestry. 2014;03. doi:10.4172/2327-4417.1000127..
- Malawi College of Forestry and Wildlife, Dedza, Malawi