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Indirect gradient analysis of the mangal formation of Gazi Bay (Kenya)
Beeckman, H.; Gallin, E.; Coppejans, E. (1990). Indirect gradient analysis of the mangal formation of Gazi Bay (Kenya), in: IZWO Coll. Rep. 20(1990). IZWO Collected Reprints, 20: pp. chapter 13
In: (1990). IZWO Coll. Rep. 20(1990). IZWO Collected Reprints, 20[s.n.][s.l.], more
In: IZWO Collected Reprints. Instituut voor Zeewetenschappelijk Onderzoek: Bredene. ISSN 0772-1250, more

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  • Beeckman, H.; Gallin, E.; Coppejans, E. (1990). Indirect gradient analysis of the mangal formation of Gazi Bay (Kenya). Silva Gandavensis 54: 57-72, more

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  • Beeckman, H., more
  • Gallin, E.
  • Coppejans, E., more

Abstract
    (1) Based on vegetation relevés of sample units along transects perpendicular to the coastline, the mangal ecosystem of Gazi Bay (Kenya) has been investigated.(2) An indirect gradient analysis is performed by the ordination method Detrended Correspondence Analysis.(3) The first ordination axis can be interpreted in terms of resistance of the different species to flooding.(4) A similar zonation pattern is found as described by Walter & Steiner (1936).(5) Zonation is closely connected with morphological and ecophysiological features of the mangrove species. Therefore stomatal density has been measured. Sonneratia has by far the lowest stomatal density, Lumnitzera the highest.

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