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Prof. Dr. Alexandra-Maria Klein
phone:+49 (0)761 203-67770

alexandra.kleinatnature.uni-freiburg.de

 


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Mrs. Ilona Winkler
phone:+49 (0)761 203-3635
fax:+49 (0)761 203-3638

ilona.winkleratnature.uni-freiburg.de


Address:

Chair of Nature Conservation
& Landscape Ecology
University of Freiburg
Tennenbacher Str. 4
D-79106 Freiburg

 

 

 

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Community structure of small mammals in an upland evergreen forest

 

Effects of forest disturbance (logging and mining) on spatio-temporal variation

and community structure of small mammals in an upland evergreen forest

 

Team:

Prof. Alexandra-Maria Klein (Univ. Freiburg)

Prof. Dr. Nina Farwig

Dr. Anne-Christine Mupepele

PhD student. Eric Adjei Lawer

Project duration:

October 2017 - September 2020 

Funding:

DAAD
Ghanaian Government (MoE)

Anthropogenic activities such as logging and mining play important roles in the economies of many countries worldwide. However, the benefits derived come at a detrimental cost to ecological integrity of forest systems. The impacts are often severe in developing countries where logging and mining occur pervasively and illegally especially in protected forest areas. Traditional methods of mining, i.e. without the use of heavy machinery or equipment (e.g. excavators) are still practiced in some parts of the world. This method of mining referred to as ‘galamsey’ in Ghana is purported to cause less damage to the vegetation by removing less flora compared to commercial mining. Nevertheless, not much work has been done to assess its impacts along with artisanal logging on fauna assemblages in tropical forests.