Impact of selection felling on Ecosystem health of Kottiyoor Reserved Forest, Western Ghats of India
Phytosociological analysis reveal that Palaquium ellipticum and Knema attenuate are the common dominant species present with their co- dominants such as, Memecylon decanese, Macranga peltata, Vateria indica etc. More than fifty percent of the established seedlings are contributed by the dominant and co- dominant species. Thus there is a gradual shift of natural evergreen species composition to the more light demanding moist deciduous elements.
Asia Pacific Journal of Environment Ecology and Sustainable Development 2013; 1: 29-31