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Distribution pattern of trees along an elevation gradient of Eastern Himalaya, India
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Stepwise regression revealed that combined effects of energy, productivity and precipitation influenced observed tree species patterns in the Eastern Himalayan elevation gradient although historical and spatial factors might interplay. Expand
Elevational Gradients in Bird Diversity in the Eastern Himalaya: An Evaluation of Distribution Patterns and Their Underlying Mechanisms
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It is indicated that species richness of birds is highest at intermediate elevations along one of the most extensive elevational gradients ever examined, and little evidence to support Rapoport's rule for the birds of Sikkim region of the Himalaya is found. Expand
Distribution pattern of reptiles along an eastern Himalayan elevation gradient, India
Abstract We examined the spatial distribution pattern of reptiles in an eastern Himalayan elevation gradient. The factors governing the distribution have been assessed with emphasis on the mid-domainExpand
The bird community of Shingba Rhododendron wildlife sanctuary, Sikkim, Eastern Himalaya, India
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The bird community of Shingba Rhododendron sanctuary, a high altitude protected area and an Important Bird Area and an important Bird Area in Sikkim in the Eastern Himalaya, India is described. Expand
Indigenous knowledge of Lepcha community for monitoring and conservation of birds
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Bird sampling was done using point count method along the transects in three locations in Dzongu, North Sikkim and showed that indigenous taxonomic knowledge of Lepcha community can be applied for biodiversity assessment programme provided the individual biasness of lumping and splitting is taken care. Expand
Rediscovery and Revalidation of Takydromus sikkimensis (Günther, 1888) (Squamata: Lacertidae) from Sikkim, India
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It is confirmed the occurrence of grass lizards in the lower Teesta valley of Sikkim, consistent with the description of T. sikkimensis, and a neotype is designated to stabilize the use of the revalidated name. Expand
Rich yet undocumented ethnozoological practices of socio-culturally diverse indigenous communities of Sikkim Himalaya, India.
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Findings suggest that traditional medicine including zootherapy still serves as a source of primary healthcare in rural areas of Sikkim and provides an identity to the culture of a region. Expand
Distribution of amphibians along an elevation gradient in the Eastern Himalaya, india
Abstract Distribution of biodiversity along the elevation gradient have been a subject of curiosity and a much argued topic in macroecology. Despite considerable attention, there is a lack ofExpand
EFFECT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON BIRDS , HERPETOFAUNA AND BUTTERFLIES IN SIKKIM HIMALAYA : A PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges faced by the current world. With the current rate of green house gas emission the global temperature is likely to increase by 1.5 to 4.5°C by 2100.Expand
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