TY - CHAP A1 - Albert Chirima A2 - Peter Mundy A3 - Nicholas Ncube A4 - Andre F. VanRooyen ED1 - Allan Sebata Y1 - 2018-03-14 PY - 2018 T1 - Vegetation Changes in the Miombo Woodlands in Northwestern Zimbabwe: A Case Study of Nkayi District 1990 to 2017 N2 - This book looks at vegetation changes across the world. The use of normalized difference vegetation index, CORINE Land Cover, geographical information systems and remote sensing to monitor vegetation changes is highlighted. Conversion of dense forests into agricultural land, grazing areas or settlements and land cover changes in a Miombo woodland are reported. The role of neotropical forests as carbon pool stores and a reservoir of global biodiversity is explored. Influence of climate on island forest vegetation types, structure and diversity is reported in detail. Restoration of a degraded wildlife corridor through re-establishing native vegetation in India is also documented. Finally, the role of apomixes, a form of asexual reproduction via seed, in propagation of neotropical plants is discussed. BT - Vegetation SP - Ch. 3 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.72466 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.72466 SN - 978-953-51-3830-3 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2019-12-12 ER -