Ecological analysis of abandoned forest plantations of Kannavam in Kerala, India

  • ES Abhilash Assistant Professor, Department of Botany, Sree Narayana College, Nattika, Thrissur, Kerala
  • ARR Menon Scientist, Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi, Kerala
  • N Sasidharan Scientist, Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi, Kerala
  • P Sujanapal Scientist, Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi, Kerala
  • VB Sreekumar Scientist, Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi, Kerala
  • Dr Hareesh Research Fellow, Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi, Kerala
Keywords: Phytosociology, Biodiversity, Species Richness, Species diversity, Endemic

Abstract

Phytosociological studies revealed Tectona grandis alone constitutes 66% of total tree volume, largest density (189.78), Most Frequently distributed, Higher I.V.I (110.59) followed by Aporusa lindleyana , I.V.I (34.26) , density (91.83) etc. As in the case of regenerants dominant saplings are Olea dioica (IVI= 81.66), Ixora brachiata (IVI= 73.06.) etc., emerged as well as established Seedlings include Ixora brachiata (IVI= 102.1), Aporusa lindleyana (IVI= 27.62). The average Shannon’s diversity value for Moist deciduous forests in India is 2.18 and here, in Kannavam forest plantations it becomes 2.13, which is very similar to typical moist deciduous forest. The presence of high endemism and considerable number of Rare, Endangered and Threatened plants shows its conservational importance.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/apjeesd.v1i1.9506

Asia Pacific Journal of Environment Ecology and Sustainable Development 2013; 1: 22-25

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.
Abstract
2461
PDF
665
Published
2014-01-05
How to Cite
Abhilash, E., Menon, A., Sasidharan, N., Sujanapal, P., Sreekumar, V., & Hareesh, D. (2014). Ecological analysis of abandoned forest plantations of Kannavam in Kerala, India. Asia Pacific Journal of Environment Ecology and Sustainable Development, 1(1), 22-25. https://doi.org/10.3126/apjeesd.v1i1.9506
Section
Original Articles