Composition and Abundance of Woody Species in Falgore Game Reserve, Kano State, Nigeria

International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology (IJBTT)
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Volume - 9 Issue - 2                         
Year of Publication : 2019
Authors : Maishanu, H.M., Bello, U. B , Mainasara M. M


MLA Style: Maishanu, H.M., Bello, U. B , Mainasara M. M "Composition and Abundance of Woody Species in Falgore Game Reserve, Kano State, Nigeria" International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology 9.2 (2019): 11-15.

APA Style:Maishanu, H.M., Bello, U. B , Mainasara M. M(2019). Composition and Abundance of Woody Species in Falgore Game Reserve, Kano State, Nigeria International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology, 9(2), 11-15.


The study was conducted at Falgore Game Reserve in Kano state, Nigeria with the objective of making inventory woody species diversity, and to determine the vegetation structure of woody plants in terms of richness. The survey was carried out between the months of March to November, 2016. Total of 12km2 was used for the Site Selection and six plots were utilized from the three sites selected for the study. Growth parameters (Species Height, Stem diameter and Canopy Crown), Soil pH and Soil bulk density were studied. 49 different plant species belonging to (20) families, while the total of (549) Woody Species Vegetation where enumerated. The data collected were analyzed using Shannon – Weiner’s diversity index, and species richness was calculated using Menhinik’s index. Results from the diversity, richness and plant growth parameters (Plant height), Site 1A had more species diversity and species richness compare to the others. Site 3B had the highest density moisture of 1.89g/cm2 and site 3A is more acidic (soil pH of 5.96).


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Woody species, Abundance, Falgore, Composition