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Gewählte Master / Diploma Thesis:

Bastian Rainer (2020): Suitable woody species for an unirrigated hardwood cutting propagation in the North-Bank Region of The Gambia A preliminary study within the framework of the project “REUG“.
Master / Diploma Thesis - Institut für Ingenieurbiologie und Landschaftsbau (IBLB), BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur, pp 182. UB BOKU obvsg FullText

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Abstract:
Desertification is increasingly developing to a felt and visible problem threatening the production-base and the livelihood of the rural population within the small West African country The Gambia. As a countermeasure against this problem, restoration and sustainable reforestation of resistant and durable forest areas are urgently required. However, the propagation of woody plants becomes more and more challenging. Unirrigated vegetative propagation techniques by using hardwood cuttings are considered to be successful alternatives. Therefore, the main objective of this thesis was to identify occurring woody species which exhibit the most promising properties for a practicable and sustainable hardwood cutting propagation. To achieve this, two representative stocks of trees located close to the village of Farafenni were surveyed by using a raster model including 18 circular survey plots. Furthermore, all 53 determined woody species were assessed according their availability, social distribution within the stands, average height, trunk diameter, vitality and possible capability to adventitious root formation. This was done by applying a specifically developed evaluation system based on the principle of a decision tree. Consequently, Azadrachta indica, Ficus capensis and Gmelina arborea were classified as the most promising woody species in order to be further tested concerning their actual suitability for an unirrigated, practicable and sustainable propagation by the technique of hardwood cutting reproducion.

Beurteilende(r): Stangl Rosemarie

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