Plant succession on abandoned fields after 25 years of shifting cultivation in Assuit, Egypt
Journal of Arid Environments 61(3): 461-481
ISSN/ISBN: 0140-1963 DOI: 10.1016/j.jaridenv.2004.10.006
The purpose of this study is to introduce the general trends in the various ecological characteristics of secondary succession occurring in abandoned fields after shifting cultivation in the Nile valley at Assuit, Egypt. The study examined, evaluated, and discussed the succession of the secondary growth of the plant communities in the abandoned fields inside Al-Azhar University campus at Assuit (constructed 25 years ago).