Structure and Regeneration of Gendo Moist Montane Forest, East Wellega Zone, Western Ethiopia

Teshome Gemechu Teshome Soromessa, Ensermu Kelbessa


Gendo Forest vegetation is one of the moist montane forests found in East Wellega Zone, Ethiopia, containing diverse animals and plant species. The objectives of the present study is to investigate forest structures along regeneration status and finally recommending sound conservation strategies based on conservation priorities. Seventy two plots of 20 m x 20 m (400 m2) were laid along eight transect lines and along altitudinal gradient following systematic sampling. About 100 plants species were recorded; out of which 38 were selected for structural analysis of forest structural studies that included DBH, height, classes, and regeneration status of Gendo forest. Structures were compared with some other similar forests found in Ethiopia. Four population distribution structures and four conservation priorities were described from DBH class analysis. Moreover, since the forest is yet not recognized as forest priority areas in the country, the forest is recommended to be included in forest priority areas for further conservation and management practices that leverage the problems of sustainable forest management issues.

Key Words:  Gendo Forest, moist montane forest, regeneration, structure

Full Text: PDF
Download the IISTE publication guideline!

To list your conference here. Please contact the administrator of this platform.

Paper submission email:

ISSN (Paper)2224-3216 ISSN (Online)2225-0948

Please add our address "" into your email contact list.

This journal follows ISO 9001 management standard and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Copyright ©