Mafai Forest
Basic information
Sample name: Mafai Forest
Sample aka: Kondoa Irangi Hills

Reference: H. V. Lyaruu, S. Eliapenda, and I. Backéus. 2000. Floristic, structural and seed bank diversity of a dry Afromontane forest at Mafai, central Tanzania. Biodiversity and Conservation 9:241-263 [ER 2476]
Country: Tanzania

Coordinate: 4° 50' S, 35° 55' E
Basis of coordinate: stated in text as range
Geography comments: "The Mafai forest has an area of 1700 ha and rises steeply to an altitude of about 2200 m from the low-lying Maasai plains located around 1200 m above sea level"
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical dry broadleaf forest
Substrate: ground surface
Disturbance: selective logging
MAT: 21.2
MAP: 848.0
Habitat comments: "a dry forest which seems originally to have been a Podocarpus forest.. the forest has suffered dramatically from deforestation and selective removal of Podocarpus trees... mean annual rainfall of 600–800 mm... in this high altitude forest it probably exceeds 1000 mm. The rainy season is from late November to May, and alternates with a six-month period of drought"
MAT is for Kondoa town (1350 m) and MAP is for Haubi mission (1670 m) and are from Eriksson et al. (1999, Journal of Paleolimnology)
Life forms: trees
Sites: 27
Site area: 1.080
Sampling methods: line transect
Sample size: 441
Years: 1994
Seasons: dry, wet or monsoon
Minimum size: 10.0cm dbh
Basal area: 66.5600 per ha
Sampling comments: "The vegetation and structure data used in this study were collected in April 1997, December 1997 and June 1998. Sampling was conducted in five transects with a total of twenty-seven 20 m × 20 m plots. From transect 1 where the logging was done much earlier than in other transects, seven plots were sampled. Transects 2 and 3 included four plots each. Transect 4 had three plots, whereas transect 5 had nine plots. The latter transect is in a part of the forest which has been disturbed recently, and logging was in progress at the time the survey was carried out"
Sample: 2758
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2017-10-28 10:28:39
Modified: 2017-10-28 10:38:36
Abundance distribution
31 species
3 singletons
total count 441
Fisher's α: 7.602
geometric series k: 0.8595
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.9010
Shannon's H: 2.7354
Good's u: 0.9932