FO 612: Tropical vegetation and Plant Ecology

Prerequisite: None

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe the ecology and management of tropical vegetation especially African vegetation
  2. Demonstrate ability to conduct vegetation sampling and analysis in relation to ecological factors

The ecological basis of natural resource management. The vegetation types of tropical Africa , their ecology and interrelationships. Theories of plant association, introduction to sampling and vegetation analysis, climatic, edaphic and biotic factors; their interrelationships and influence on tree growth and development. Role of fire in vegetation development and land management.