oa East African Geographical Review - Topography and surface winds at Muguga

Volume 1972, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 1937-6812



Muguga is situated in the Kenya Highlands, some 15 kilometres to the north-west of Nairobi. It is located on the slopes of the Tertiary-Recent Volcanic Highlands and Plateaus1 which have been considerably dissected by eastward flowing rivers. The surrounding area is fairly densely populated, but large areas of agricultural smallholdings are broken by areas of afforestation. The latter are composed of several hardwoods of economic importance, including pinus patula and pinus radiata. In recent years these species have suffered from the attacks of pineus spp.2 It was in relation to the spread of this aphid that the study outlined below was conducted. Some of the work was also carried out as part of the undergraduate field training programme.

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