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dc.contributor.authorERASTO, DAVID AMAKANGA
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-23T06:29:34Z
dc.date.available2021-06-23T06:29:34Z
dc.date.issued2021-03-23
dc.identifier.otherASSESSMENT OF STRUCTURE AND NATURAL REGENERATION CAPACITY OF Avicennia marina and Bruguiera gymnorrhiza SPECIES OF MANGROVES IN MIDA CREEK KILIFI COUNTY, KENYA
dc.identifier.otherDAVID AMAKANGA ERASTO
dc.identifier.urihttp://elibrary.pu.ac.ke/handle/123456789/880
dc.descriptionThe study assessed the structure, natural regeneration capacity and Biotic agents of Avicennia marina and Bruguiera gymnorrhiza species in Mida creek, Kilifi County. The study used both cross section and descriptive research design. Avicennia marina species was more dominant with a greater complexity index (A2.7, B0.4), basal area (A588cm2, B484cm2) and mean height (A26m, B10m) compared to Bruguiera gymnorrhiza species with both having an aggregate dispersion pattern. During dry season, Height, and diameter of Avicennia marina had a correlation of 0.56 while Bruguiera gymnorrhiza species had 0.78. During rainy season both had a correlation of 0.67. B. gymnorrhiza species had more straight poles than A. marina species, 75.3% of B. gymnorrhiza trees assessed had straight pole compared to 1.7% of Avicennia marina trees. Both Avicennia marina and Bruguiera gymnorrhiza species had a fair regeneration capacity where the number of seedlings (79,9) was greater than saplings (2,8) and number of saplings was less than mature trees (108,70) depicting unsecure future of the two species. Littoraria scabra fed mostly on micro-organisms and algae, Littoraria Glabrata fed mostly on mud surface, Sesarma guttata and Sesarma leptosoma fed on mangrove leaves, Cerithidea decollata fed mainly on deposits and organic matter, Terebralia palustris and Selatium elongatium fed more on algae and leaves, Sesasrmi ortmanni, Metopograpsus oceanicus and Neosarmatium meinerti fed a lot on leaves and young propagules, Barnacles and Oyster bunch on the roots and stems of B. gymnorrhiza species. Biotic agents were insignificant in affecting regeneration capacity of A. marina and B. gymnorrhiza species however combinations with climatic and anthropogenic factors affected Regeneration capacity of the two species. These results will add to the available knowledge of A. marina and B. gymnorrhiza species in Mida creek. Further research is needed on Regeneration capacity and propagation technology of all species in Midaen_US
dc.description.abstractThe study assessed the structure, natural regeneration capacity and Biotic agents of Avicennia marina and Bruguiera gymnorrhiza species in Mida creek, Kilifi County. The study used both cross section and descriptive research design. Avicennia marina species was more dominant with a greater complexity index (A2.7, B0.4), basal area (A588cm2, B484cm2) and mean height (A26m, B10m) compared to Bruguiera gymnorrhiza species with both having an aggregate dispersion pattern. During dry season, Height, and diameter of Avicennia marina had a correlation of 0.56 while Bruguiera gymnorrhiza species had 0.78. During rainy season both had a correlation of 0.67. B. gymnorrhiza species had more straight poles than A. marina species, 75.3% of B. gymnorrhiza trees assessed had straight pole compared to 1.7% of Avicennia marina trees. Both Avicennia marina and Bruguiera gymnorrhiza species had a fair regeneration capacity where the number of seedlings (79,9) was greater than saplings (2,8) and number of saplings was less than mature trees (108,70) depicting unsecure future of the two species. Littoraria scabra fed mostly on micro-organisms and algae, Littoraria Glabrata fed mostly on mud surface, Sesarma guttata and Sesarma leptosoma fed on mangrove leaves, Cerithidea decollata fed mainly on deposits and organic matter, Terebralia palustris and Selatium elongatium fed more on algae and leaves, Sesasrmi ortmanni, Metopograpsus oceanicus and Neosarmatium meinerti fed a lot on leaves and young propagules, Barnacles and Oyster bunch on the roots and stems of B. gymnorrhiza species. Biotic agents were insignificant in affecting regeneration capacity of A. marina and B. gymnorrhiza species however combinations with climatic and anthropogenic factors affected Regeneration capacity of the two species. These results will add to the available knowledge of A. marina and B. gymnorrhiza species in Mida creek. Further research is needed on Regeneration capacity and propagation technology of all species in Midaen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipPwani Universityen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherPwani Universityen_US
dc.subjectSPECIES OF MANGROVESen_US
dc.subjectMIDA CREEKen_US
dc.subjectKILIFI COUNTYen_US
dc.titleASSESSMENT OF STRUCTURE AND NATURAL REGENERATION CAPACITY OF Avicennia marina and Bruguiera gymnorrhiza SPECIES OF MANGROVES IN MIDA CREEK KILIFI COUNTY, KENYAen_US
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