Open access peer-reviewed Edited volume

Vegetation

Edited by Allan Sebata

National University of Science & Technology

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.

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VegetationEdited by Allan Sebata

Published: March 14th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.69411

ISBN: 978-953-51-3830-3

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3829-7

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1. Comparing NDVI and Corine Land Cover as Tools for Improving National Forest Inventory Updates and Preventing Illegal Logging in Serbia

By Jovanović M. Miomir, Miško M. Milanović and Bojan R. Vračarević

126

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2. Changes in Land Management of Iberian Rangelands and Grasslands in the Last 60 Years and their Effect on Vegetation

By Manuel Pulido Fernández, Joaquín Francisco Lavado Contador, Susanne Schnabel, Álvaro Gómez Gutiérrez and Javier Lozano-Parra

96

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3. Vegetation Changes in the Miombo Woodlands in Northwestern Zimbabwe: A Case Study of Nkayi District 1990 to 2017

By Albert Chirima, Peter Mundy, Nicholas Ncube and Andre F. VanRooyen

106

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4. Neotropical Forests from their Emergence to the Future Scenario of Climatic Changes

By Cristiane Dias e Sarmento and Marcel Giovanni Costa Franca

107

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5. Advances in the Knowledge of the Vegetation of Hispaniola (Caribbean Central America)

By Ana Cano-Ortiz, Carmelo Maria Musarella, Carlos José Piñar Fuentes, Carmen Bartolomé Esteban, Ricardo Quinto-Canas, Carlos José Pinto Gomes, Sara del Río and Eusebio Cano

84

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6. Vegetation Structure and Prioritizing Plants for Eco-Restoration of Degraded Wildlife Corridor in Dry Tropical Forest of South India

By Paramesha Mallegowda, Siddappa Setty and Ganesan Rengaian

83

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7. Apomixis in Neotropical Vegetation

By Fabiana Firetti

130

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