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Sacred groves in southern eastern ghats, India: Are they better managed than forest reserves?
We test the generally held belief that sacred forests are better managed than forest reserves. Towards this end, tree diversity, population structure and their relation to site disturbances wereExpand
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Soil Fertility and Quality Assessment under Tree‐, Crop‐, and Pasture‐Based Land‐Use Systems in a Rainfed Environment
A study was conducted to assess the long‐term impact of land‐use systems on soil physicochemical properties and chemical properties (exchangeable and total nutrients) and overall chemical soilExpand
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Medicinal Plant Resources of Rudrakod Sacred Grove in Nallamalais, Andhra Pradesh, India
Abstract Rudrakod sacred grove, located in Nallamalai hill ranges of Southern Andhra Pradesh harbour rich plant diversity. The Chenchu tribal communities living in and around the sacred groves areExpand
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Naturalized alien flora of the Indian states: biogeographic patterns, taxonomic structure and drivers of species richness
Despite an existing India-wide inventory of alien plant species, an inventory documenting the occurrence of naturalized alien plant species in each of the Indian states (including union territories)Expand
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Properties of ligno-cellulose fiber Hildegardia
Studies on some properties such as the density, the degradation temperatures, the morphology and the spectral features of the ligno-cellulose fiber Hildegardia were carried out in both untreated andExpand
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Arboreal Diversity of the Andaman Islands, India, Based on Pollen Analysis
ABSTRACT The present investigation deals with a study of diversity in pollen features of 84 tree species of the Andaman Islands including 14 endemics (Alstonia kurzii, Brassaiopsis andamanica,Expand
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Quantitative and risk analysis of heavy metals in selected leafy vegetables
Heavy metals are important environmental pollutants and their accumulation in green edibles poses significant impact on human health, when they cross admissible limits. The present study investigatedExpand
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New Distributional Records and Checklist of Lichens for Andhra Pradesh, India
The present communication reports 12 new lichen species for the first time from the state of Andhra Pradesh. Many of them were foliose lichens while Chrysothrix chlorina, Diorygma junghuhnii andExpand
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Classifying Threatened Species of India Using IUCN Criteria
Assigning threat status to a species is essential for prioritization of species under any conservation programme, and therefore, a pre-requisite for species conservation. In India, due to inadequateExpand
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