Impact of selection felling on Ecosystem health of Kottiyoor Reserved Forest, Western Ghats of India

  • ARR Menon Scientist, Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi, Kerala
  • ES Abhilash Assistant Professor, P.G. Department of Botany, Sree Narayana College, Nattika, Thrissur, Kerala
Keywords: Selection felling, Phytosociology, IVI, Density, Frequency

Abstract

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.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/apjeesd.v1i1.9508

Asia Pacific Journal of Environment Ecology and Sustainable Development 2013; 1: 29-31

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Menon, A., & Abhilash, E. (2014). Impact of selection felling on Ecosystem health of Kottiyoor Reserved Forest, Western Ghats of India. Asia Pacific Journal of Environment Ecology and Sustainable Development, 1(1), 29-31. https://doi.org/10.3126/apjeesd.v1i1.9508
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