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Phenology and seasonality in the tropical deciduous forest of Bandipur, South India

Prasad, S Narendra and Hegde, Malati (1986) Phenology and seasonality in the tropical deciduous forest of Bandipur, South India. In: Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences - Plant Sciences, 96 (2). 121-133.

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Abstract

A long term study on the phenology of tree species of tropical dry deciduous forest ecosystem of Bandipur, South India has revealed patterns of strong seasonality with respect to leaf and fruit initiation as well as their abscission. The distribution of the duration of the various phenological events was observed to be skewed and there was little interannual variation in events such as flowering and fruiting. This suggests that there are, perhaps, no mast flowering or fruiting species present in the deciduous forests. The phenological changes appear to influence the food, feeding, movement patterns and sociality of the major mammals of this dry deciduous ecosystem.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Phenology;tropical deciduous forest;physiognomic index.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2010 09:05
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2010 09:05
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/24378

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