Makarere University, Department of Plant Science, Microbiology and Biotechnology

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The Department (formerly Department of Botany) was officially opened in 1957, and includes the Herbarium established in 1945 and the Botanic garden in 1946. Over the years, it has developed staff expertise in Ecology, Taxonomy and Systematics, Curation and Herbaria, Physiology, Genetics,Plant Pathology, Microbiology (Bacteriology, Mycology and Virology), Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Ethnobotany, Ethnopharmacology and Conservation Biology. Acacia senegal has the potential to improve socioeconomic and ecological opportunities of the communities in which it occurs. In Uganda, gum production from A. senegal can play an important role in improving livelihoods. IFS funded this study that aimed at mapping A. senegal in northern Uganda as well understanding the regeneration status of A. senegal. Data reported here was collected from plots measuring 20x20 established along 1km transects.

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Bulafu C (2018): Makarere University, Department of Plant Science, Microbiology and Biotechnology. v1. Dataset/Occurrence.


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Occurrence; Specimen


Collins Bulafu
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
  • Principal Investigator
Makarere University, Department of Plant Science, Microbiology and Biotechnology
P.O Box 7062
David Bloom
  • Programmer
VertNet Coordinator
John Wieczorek
  • Programmer
Information Architect

Geographic Coverage


Bounding Coordinates South West [-1.472, 29.487], North East [4.303, 35.002]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Class Magnoliopsida

Project Data

The project aimed at equipping data holders with skills and tools to enable them prepare their data using common tools and standards and ultimately publish their data, and associated data papers, on UGABIF and GBIF thus ensuring effective discovery and reuse. Data on plant species in protected forest reserves, invasive species, endemic and endangered species were targeted.

Title Mobilising plant biodiversity data in Uganda through training
Identifier BID-AF2015-0139-SMA
Funding Funding for the publication of this dataset was provided by the GBIF BID Programme, BID-AF2015-0139-SMA. Funding for the field work was provided by IFS, D_31647
Study Area Description The study was carried out in nine districts covering the entire distributional range of Acacia senegal.
Design Description To assess the diversity and population status of woody species, plots of 20x20 m established at 50m intervals along 1km transects were be used. Within each plot, the number of A. senegal as well as other woody tree species were identified, enumerated and diameter at breast height (DBH cm) measured to establish the density and basal area. Regeneration of A.senegal was assessed by measuring its seedlings in 1x1m plots established at the four corners of the 20x20 m plots Canopy cover was measured using hemispherical photography. Climatic variable were harvested from the world clim-5 climatic database.

The personnel involved in the project:

Collins Bulafu
  • Principal Investigator

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers fe3265d6-8723-4753-800b-ca1850d66d3c