Journal of
Ecology and The Natural Environment

  • Abbreviation: J. Ecol. Nat. Environ.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9847
  • DOI: 10.5897/JENE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 389

Full Length Research Paper

Assessing the spatial distribution of bamboo species using remote sensing in Cameroon

Barnabas Neba Nfornkah
  • Barnabas Neba Nfornkah
  • Laboratory of Environmental Geomatics, Department of Forestry, Faculty of Agronomy and Agricultural Sciences, University of Dschang, Dschang, Cameroon; P. O. Box 222-Dschang, Cameroon.
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Kaam Rene
  • Kaam Rene
  • International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation; Behind Bastos Factory; Yaounde, Yaounde P. O. Box 17056, Cameroon.
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Tchamba Martin
  • Tchamba Martin
  • Laboratory of Environmental Geomatics, Department of Forestry, Faculty of Agronomy and Agricultural Sciences, University of Dschang, Dschang, Cameroon; P. O. Box 222-Dschang, Cameroon.
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Zapfack Louis
  • Zapfack Louis
  • Plant Systematic and Ecology Laboratory, Department of Plant Biology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Yaounde I, Yaounde, Cameroon.
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Chimi Cedric
  • Chimi Cedric
  • Institute of Agricultural Research for the Development (IRAD), Bertoua, P. O. Box 203, Cameroon.
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Tanougong Armand
  • Tanougong Armand
  • Laboratory of Environmental Geomatics, Department of Forestry, Faculty of Agronomy and Agricultural Sciences, University of Dschang, Dschang, Cameroon; P. O. Box 222-Dschang, Cameroon.
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  •  Received: 02 June 2020
  •  Accepted: 08 September 2020
  •  Published: 31 October 2020

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