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Effects of land use change on land degradation reflected by soil properties along Mara River, Kenya and Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Matano, Ally-Said
dc.contributor.author Kanangire, Canisius
dc.contributor.author Anyona, Douglas N
dc.contributor.author Abuom, Paul O
dc.contributor.author Gelder, Frank B
dc.contributor.author Dida, Gabriel O
dc.contributor.author Owuor, Philip O
dc.contributor.author Ofulla, Ayub VO
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-25T11:58:31Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-25T11:58:31Z
dc.date.issued 2015-01-01
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.maseno.ac.ke/handle/123456789/269
dc.description.abstract Human-induced changes to natural landscapes have been identified as some of the greatest threats to freshwater resources. The change from natural forest cover to agricultural and pastoral activities is rampant especially in the upper Mara River catchment (water tower), as well as along the course of the Mara River. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of land use change on the physico-chemical properties of soil (bulk density, carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus and pH) along the course of the Mara River. Five major land uses (agricultural lands, livestock/pastoral lands, forested lands, conservancy/game reserves, and natural wetland) were explored. Results revealed that the mean soil bulk density was 0.956 g/cm3 and differed significantly between sites (p< 0.001). Live biomass values differed significantly between sampling sites (land use types) within … en_US
dc.publisher Scientific Research Publishing en_US
dc.title Effects of land use change on land degradation reflected by soil properties along Mara River, Kenya and Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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