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A comparative analysis of regeneration in natural forests and joint forest management plantations in Uttara Kannada district, Western Ghats

Murthy, Indu K and Murali, KS and Hegde, GT and Bhat, PR and Ravindranath, NH (2002) A comparative analysis of regeneration in natural forests and joint forest management plantations in Uttara Kannada district, Western Ghats. In: Current Science (Bangalore), 83 (11). pp. 1358-1364.

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Abstract

Five villages undertaking joint forest management (JFM) were chosen in Uttara Kannada district, Karnataka for assessing regeneration in plantations and nearby natural forests of the village. Species number, stem density, diversity index, similarity in species composition in less disturbed and disturbed forests and plantations in the village were compared. Stem density was low in all the disturbed forests; however, the species number was low in disturbed forests of three villages and high in two villages. Plantations showed lower diversity values compared to the adjacent natural forests. Regeneration in all less disturbed forests was better compared to the disturbed counterparts. Villages were ranked based on number of landless families, per, capita forest available and number of cut stems. Assessment of village forests using ranks indicates that parameters such as per capita availability, cut stems in the forests may determine the success of JFM.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Astronomy and Astrophysics Programme
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2011 08:48
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2011 08:48
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/38930

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