Authors: Elisha Ademola Adeleke; Abiodun Daniel Olabode; Samuel Oluwafemi Oriola
Addresses: Department of Geography and Environmental Management, University of Ilorin, PMB 1515, Ilorin, Nigeria ' Department of Geography and Planning Sciences, Adekunle Ajasin University, PMB 001, Akungba Akoko, Ondo, Nigeria ' Department of Geography and Environmental Management, University of Ilorin, PMB 1515, Ilorin, Nigeria
Abstract: One of the most conspicuous aspects of contemporary global change is the rapid decline of plant species in forest ecosystems. This research focuses on the effect of climate change on plant species in Abeokuta South Local Government Area of Ogun State. Climate data and data on plant inventory were sourced from the Nigerian Meteorological Agency, and Department of Forestry between 1980 and 2017 using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results show that slope of -6.569, -4.695, -6.774, -3.823, -0.070, -1.526, -7.05, -7.191 were recorded for plants decrease with unit increase in year of Milicia excelsia, Tectona grandis, Triplochiton schleroxylon, Khaya senegalensis, Azadivachta indico, Gmelina arborea, Parkia biglobosa, Vitelleria paradoxa, respectively. The study concludes that felling of trees increases temperature and leads to deforestation, and that biodiversity conservation programs on forest reserves for sustainable plant growth and development should be strengthened.
Keywords: climate; biodiversity; man; plants; animals; environment.
International Journal of Agriculture Innovation, Technology and Globalisation, 2021 Vol.2 No.2, pp.108 - 124
Received: 25 Oct 2019
Accepted: 27 Jul 2020
Published online: 16 Dec 2021 *