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Plant Diversity in the Sharavathi River Basin in Relation to Human Disturbance

Rao, GR and Chandran, Subash MD and Ramachandra, TV (2010) Plant Diversity in the Sharavathi River Basin in Relation to Human Disturbance. In: The Indian Forester, 136 (6). pp. 775-790.

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Abstract

Changes in vegetation are taking place due to anthropogenic activities since the colonization of the evergreen forest zone of Western Ghats. The forests of the Western Ghats were contiguous and uniformly rich in endemism within each climatic and physiographic regime. The region continues to be one of the biodiversity hot spots of the world. However unplanned developmental activities are altering the balance of the ecosystem. This study focuses on the floristic structure, composition and diversity of forests with varying degree of human disturbances. Based on the investigations, various strategies for conservation and sustainable utilization of forest resources were proposed.

Item Type: Journal Article
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2011 10:24
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2011 10:24
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/41254

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