Agricultural and Biological Sciences


Edited by Allan Sebata, ISBN 978-953-51-3830-3, Print ISBN 978-953-51-3829-7, 158 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published March 14, 2018 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.69411
Edited Volume

This book looks at vegetation changes across the world. The use of normalized difference vegetation index, CORINE Land Cover, geographical information systems and remote sensing to monitor vegetation changes is highlighted. Conversion of dense forests into agricultural land, grazing areas or settlements and land cover changes in a Miombo woodland are reported. The role of neotropical forests as carbon pool stores and a reservoir of global biodiversity is explored. Influence of climate on island forest vegetation types, structure and diversity is reported in detail. Restoration of a degraded wildlife corridor through re-establishing native vegetation in India is also documented. Finally, the role of apomixes, a form of asexual reproduction via seed, in propagation of neotropical plants is discussed.