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Bayero Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences

Quantitative analysis of plant species diversity in Kano zoological garden

Authors: H. Haruna, A.A. Aliko, S.M. Zakari, A.H. Omeiza

Journal: Bayero Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences

The study was necessitated by the fact that quantitative floristic inventories provide necessary context for planning and interpreting long-term ecological research. It’s also needed in conservation biology more than ever as an increasing number of threatened species find theirway onto international and national “red lists”. Objective evaluation of population decline and extinction probability is required for sound decision making. Long-term studies of tree population dynamics are critical for our understanding of the conservation needs of tropical forest ecosystems. The study analyzed the present Phyto-sociological, primary and secondary ecological parameters, plant species richness, dominance, similarities and pattern of plant species diversity status in selected habitats in Kano zoological garden. The dominant plant species were found to be Azadirachta indica which have the highest frequency, low frequency were observed in Zizipus spina-christi, Magnifera indica and Adansonia digitata Keywords : Plant, Diversity, Azadirachta indica, Richness