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Plant inventory of W Biosphere reserve (North-Benin). Data mobilized in the framework of JRS Biodiversity Foundation project

Latest version published by GBIF Benin on Dec 27, 2016 GBIF Benin

Vegetation relevés were performed along a land use gradient (park – buffer zone – communal lands) at W Biosphere Reserve in Benin republic. Relevés were carried out using Braun-Blanquet Phytosociological approach from mi-September to mi-November of the year 2008 and 2009 corresponding to the period where the maximum plant species is in flower. Aster satellite images from 2007 were used to identify the main types of vegetation in which vegetation plots were installed. We set up a total of 121 stratified random plots. Trees and shrubs sampling was carried out in 30 m x 30 m plots while herbaceous layer composition were surveyed in subplots of 10 m x 10 m. These data were collected in the frame of our PhD study. From this study, a total of 5626 occurrences were recorded.

Data Records

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Houessou G. Laurent, 2016. Plant Inventory of W Biosphere reserve (North-Benin). Laboratoire d'Ecologie Appliquée (LEA), Université d’Abomey-Calavi (UAC), Bénin.

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is GBIF Benin. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 9b039d75-b613-40bd-9368-182f124be97c.  GBIF Benin publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Benin.

Keywords

Occurrence; W Biosphere Reserve; protected area; Founougou; Benin

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Laurent G. Houessou
Researcher
Laboratory of Applied Ecology, University of Abomey-Calavi Parakou Borgou BJ +22995604141

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Laurent G. Houessou
Researcher
Laboratory of Applied Ecology, University of Abomey-Calavi Parakou Borgou BJ +22995604141

Who filled in the metadata:

Sunday Kakpo
University of Abomey-Calavi. Faculty of Agricultural Sciences. Laboratoire des Sciences Forestières/Université d’Abomey-Calavi (LSF/UAC) BP 393 Cotonou 229 Calavi Atlantique BJ +22997123391

Who else was associated with the resource:

User
Jean Ganglo

Geographic Coverage

Vegetation relevés were performed along a land use gradient (park – buffer zone – communal lands) at W Biosphere Reserve in Benin republic. Relevés were carried out using Braun-Blanquet Phytosociological approach from mi-September to mi-November of the year 2008 and 2009 corresponding to the period where the maximum plant species is in flower. Aster satellite images from 2007 were used to identify the main types of vegetation in which vegetation plots were installed. We set up a total of 121 stratified random plots. Trees and shrubs sampling was carried out in 30 m x 30 m plots while herbaceous layer composition were surveyed in subplots of 10 m x 10 m. These data were collected in the frame of our PhD study. From this study, a total of 5626 occurrences were recorded.

Bounding Coordinates South West [11.53, 2.31], North East [11.72, 2.72]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2008-09-01 / 2009-10-31

Bibliographic Citations

  1. _ Akoègninou A., Van der Burg W.J., Van der Maesen L.J.G., Flore Analytique du Bénin. Herbier National du Bénin. 1034 pages; -Hutchinson J., Dalziel J.M., 1954. Flora of West Tropical Africa. Second édition, Vol. I. Part1; 295 pages; -Hutchinson J., Dalziel J.M., 1958. Flora of West Tropical Africa. Second édition, Vol. I. Part 2; 532 pages;

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 9b039d75-b613-40bd-9368-182f124be97c
http://ipt-benin.gbif.fr/resource?r=kakpo_n8