Biogeography of West African gallery forests

  • Gallery forests (GFs) are floristically and functionally distinct forests along rivers and watercourses. The GFs of the West African savannas form thin stripes with a particular, species-rich flora differing significantly from the surrounding vegetation. Due to their relative isolation in the savannas and their dependence on rivers, GFs are particularly endangered by the expected global climate changes in the 21st century. Despite their high diversity, little is known about the ecology and biogeography of GFs in West Africa. Especially, their response to climate changes and their vegetation dynamics remain largely unknown. This thesis combines floristic, phylo-geographic and ecological data to investigate the biodiversity, historical and recent biogeography and conservation status of GF species in Burkina Faso (BFA) as a model for West Africa.

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Author:Ivana Kirchmair
Place of publication:Frankfurt am Main
Referee:Friedemann SchrenkORCiDGND, Meike PiepenbringORCiDGND
Document Type:Doctoral Thesis
Date of Publication (online):2017/10/13
Year of first Publication:2017
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Granting Institution:Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität
Date of final exam:2017/09/29
Release Date:2017/10/13
Page Number:XII, 199
Institutes:Biowissenschaften / Institut für Ökologie, Evolution und Diversität
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 57 Biowissenschaften; Biologie / 570 Biowissenschaften; Biologie
Sammlung Biologie / Biologische Hochschulschriften (Goethe-Universität)
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht