Vegetation types and structure in the Kanovlei State Forest in Namibia

Authors

  • PN Haindongo University of Fort Hare
  • VU Kazapua Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism
  • PM Shikongo Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism

Keywords:

Kanovlei State Forest, Namibia, remote sensing, soil mapping, vegetation structure, vegetation type

Abstract

Vegetation mapping of the Kanovlei State Forest was carried out in 2010 using a combination of Landsat Etm+ satellite image data and field data. Eight vegetation types were identified: closed woodland, dense shrubland, mixed grass and shrubland, mixed shrubland, mixed shrubland and woodland, open woodland, shrubland, and woodland. The dominant woody species in the area were Pterocarpus angolensis, Burkea africana, Acacia (Vachellia) species, Terminalia sericea, Bauhunia petersiana and Combretum species. Soil types were also mapped. Most of the area is sandy soil.

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Published

2021-12-17

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Section C: Open articles