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Effect of riparian land use on environmental conditions and riparian vegetation in the east African highland streams

Research paper by TibebuAlemuab, SimonBahrndorffa, KitessaHunderac, EsayasAlemayehud, ArgawAmbelub

Indexed on: 12 Nov '17Published on: 01 Sep '17Published in: Limnologica



Abstract

•We investigated the effect of riparian buffer zone deforestation on highland tropical streams.•Stream status was assessed based on riparian index, water quality and plant metrics.•Riparian and floristic quality index score were higher in forest site than agricultural site.•Riparian vegetation index has relation with water quality in tropical African streams.