Impact of the invader Ipomoea hildebandtii on grass biomass, nitrogen mineralisation and determinants of its seedling establishment in Kajiado, Kenya

Mworia, John K. and Kinyamario, Jenesio I. and John, Elizabeth A. (2008) Impact of the invader Ipomoea hildebandtii on grass biomass, nitrogen mineralisation and determinants of its seedling establishment in Kajiado, Kenya. African Journal of Range and Forage Science , 25 (1). pp. 11-16. ISSN 1022-0119

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/AJRFS.2008.25.1.2.380

Abstract

The invasive coloniser Ipomoea hildebrandtii aggravates the problem of inadequate grass forage in Kajiado district, Kenya. To test its impact on grass biomass, nitrogen mineralisation and seeedling etstablishment, grazing and coloniser density were controlled using experimental exclosures and weeding treatments seperately in a factorial design etc.....

Item Type:Article
Keywords:grazing, soil nitrogen, kenya, grass biomass
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C180 Ecology
F Physical Sciences > F850 Environmental Sciences
C Biological Sciences > C150 Environmental Biology
Divisions:College of Science > School of Life Sciences
ID Code:3934
Deposited By: Libby John
Deposited On:01 Feb 2011 13:44
Last Modified:18 Nov 2013 12:09

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