Katrin Jurisch, Karen Hahn, Rüdiger Wittig and Markus Bernhardt-Römermann Land-use impact on the growth and survival of seedlings and saplings in West African savannas Journal of Vegetation Science 24
Article first published online: 27 JUN 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1654-1103.2012.01444.x
The survival and growth of seedlings and saplings of woody savanna species was monitored over five seasons and analyzed using multistate capture-recapture models. We detected six groups of species with similar survival and transition probabilities. Each of these groups contained species preferring different habitat conditions and land use types, but most species developed best in unprotected areas.
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