USF St. Petersburg campus Faculty Publications

Title

Viability of Pentadesma in reduced habitat ecosystems within two climatic regions with fruit harvesting

SelectedWorks Author Profiles:

Maria Conceição A. Leite/a>

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2022

ISSN

1751-3758

Abstract

Habitat loss and harvesting of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) significantly affect the population dynamics. In this paper, we propose a general mathematical modelling approach incorporating the impact of habitat size reduction and non-lethal harvesting of NTFP on population dynamics. The model framework integrates experimental data of Pentadesma butyracea in Benin. This framework allows us to determine the rational non-lethal harvesting level and habitat size to ensure the stability of the plant ecosystem, and to study the impacts of distinct levels of humidity. We suggest non-lethal harvesting policies that maximize the economic benefit for local populations.

Language

en_US

Publisher

Taylor and Francis

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