Interactions between native tree species and environmental variables along forest edge-interior gradient in fragmented forest patches of Taita Hills, Kenya

Interactions between native tree species and environmental variables along forest edge-interior... •The distribution and abundance of dominant and adaptable species was influenced by edge effect.•Edge effect negatively affected all the environmental variables.•Edge effect strongly influenced the distribution and abundance of most and less abundant species.•Soil variables-tree species relationships could be utilized in landscape restoration programs. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Forest Ecology and Management Elsevier

Interactions between native tree species and environmental variables along forest edge-interior gradient in fragmented forest patches of Taita Hills, Kenya

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Publisher
Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V.
ISSN
0378-1127
eISSN
1872-7042
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.foreco.2017.12.023
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Abstract

•The distribution and abundance of dominant and adaptable species was influenced by edge effect.•Edge effect negatively affected all the environmental variables.•Edge effect strongly influenced the distribution and abundance of most and less abundant species.•Soil variables-tree species relationships could be utilized in landscape restoration programs.

Journal

Forest Ecology and ManagementElsevier

Published: Feb 1, 2018

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