VEGETATION STRUCTURE AND REGENERATION OF VAN PANCHAYAT FORESTS IN KUMAUN HIMALAYA, UTTARAKHAND

Authors

  • Jyoti Pandey
  • L. S. Lodhiyal Department of Forestry and Environmental Science, DSB campus, Kumaun University, Nainital

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/ije.v4i3.13231

Keywords:

Van Panchayat forest, Tree density, Species diversity, Regeneration, Importance value index, Kumaun Himalaya

Abstract

Study deals with the vegetation structure and regeneration in Van Panchayat forests in Nainital of Kumaun Himalaya. The analysis of forest was done in three sites i.e. hill top, hill slope and hill base forest site. Tree density in Jungalia and Soangaon Van Panchayats ranged from 80-2070 and 50-5270 individual ha-1 respectively. Importance value index was 8.11-137.29 in Jungalia gaon Van Panchayat while 15.65-143.04 in Soangaon Van Panchayat. Species diversity ranged from 0.09-1.97 in Jungalia gaon and 0.17-0.44 in Soangaon Van Panchayat. The occurrence of higher number of seedlings in both the Van Panchayat showed good regeneration potential of tree species.

 International Journal of Environment

Volume-4, Issue-3, June-August 2015

Page: 69-80

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Author Biographies

Jyoti Pandey

Department of Forestry and Environmental Science, DSB campus, Kumaun University, Nainital

L. S. Lodhiyal, Department of Forestry and Environmental Science, DSB campus, Kumaun University, Nainital

Department of Forestry and Environmental Science, DSB campus, Kumaun University, Nainital

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Published

2015-08-24

How to Cite

Pandey, J., & Lodhiyal, L. S. (2015). VEGETATION STRUCTURE AND REGENERATION OF VAN PANCHAYAT FORESTS IN KUMAUN HIMALAYA, UTTARAKHAND. International Journal of Environment, 4(3), 69–80. https://doi.org/10.3126/ije.v4i3.13231

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