Forest Research: Open Access

Forest Research: Open Access
Open Access

ISSN: 2168-9776

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Tahir Abdela

Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute, Harar Biodiversity Center, Forest Case Team Directorate, P.O. Box, 1121, Ethiopia

  • Review Article   
    Effect of Land Use Change on Wood Species Diversity, Carbon Stock and Implication for Sustainable Conservation of Biodiversity in Ethiopia
    Author(s): Tahir Abdela*

    Land use-cover change (LULCC) is one of responsible with the anthropogenic activities that contribute the threat of biodiversity and the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions 12-20% in tropics and world that influence the human wellbeing and disturb functionality of ecosystem. The purpose of this review paper is to assess the LULCC causes, trends on forest land, consequences on plant species diversity and carbon stock and implications for sustainable landscape management in Ethiopia .Population growth, agricultural expansion, settlement, institutional factors, and weak policy enforcement and under value ecosystem were the main derivers of LULCC. At the regional, national and regional scales, these changes have profound influence plant species diversity and carbon stock potential for alterations of normal ecosystem function, particularly loss of plant b.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2168-9776.21.10.257

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