Daniels, Ranjit RJ and Hegde, Malati and Gadgil, Madhav (1990) Birds of the man-made ecosystems: the plantations. In: Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences - Section B, 99 (1). pp. 79-89.Full text not available from this repository.
One-hectare plots were sampled for bird species diversity in the Uttara Kannada district. These plots represented well-preserved evergreen/semievergreen forests, secondary/moist deciduous forests showing different levels of degradation by man and plantations of teak, eucalypts and betelnut. It was found that the betelnut plantation and the evergreen/semievergreen forests had the least bird species diversity ofH′ = 2.58 and 2.61 respectively. The eucalypt and teak plantations hadH′ = 2.69 and 2-92 respectively. In the secondary/moist deciduous forests it ranged from 2.80–3.39. Despite the apparent increase in diversity in the man-modified vegetation types, it was found that there was a gradual displacement of the bird species composition from what was typical to the evergreen forests to those of more urban and scrubby habitats in these man-modified vegetation types. This was particularly so in the eucalypt plantation
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|Department/Centre:||Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences|
|Date Deposited:||07 Jan 2011 11:34|
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