Species Structure, Dry Matter Dynamics and Carbon Flux of a Dry Tropical Forest in India
Carbon budgeting indicated that the forest was an accumulating system, over at least the short term, and the contribution of foliage, herbaceous vegetation and fine roots to carbon turnover was disproportionately larger compared to their share in the total standing crop.
Composition and dynamics of dry tropical forest in relation to soil texture
43 stands of a dry tropical forest vegetation occurring in the Vindhyan region of India were studied and the data were analysed using multivariate methods. The vegetation comprised five community…
The structure and function of ten Western North American grasslands: III. Net primary production, turnover and efficiencies of energy capture and water use
Levels of net primary production and the efficiencies of energy capture and water use were investigated in six grassland types encompassing ten western North American grasslands and it appears that plant communities dominated by cool-season species were comparable to or more efficient in energy capture than the communitiesdominated by warm-season plants.
Analysis of forest vegetation at and around Naini Tal in Kumaun Himalaya
Certain forests at and around Naini Tal were quantitatively analysed. On the basis of IVI, a total of five forest types, viz., Pinus roxburghii, Quercus floribunda, Q. lanuginosa, Q.…
Efficient soil microorganisms: A new dimension for sustainable agriculture and environmental development
Biomass, net primary production and impact of bamboo plantation on soil redevelopment in a dry tropical region
Man and forests: a central Himalayan case study.
The forests of the Central Himalaya are suffering serious losses due to population growth and expansion of agriculture and the carrying capacity of the forest has been exceeded.
The biodiversity crisis: A multifaceted review
- J. Singh
- Environmental Science
- 25 March 2002
We examined 90 dry tropical tree species growing on contrasting soil types (relatively infertile Ultisol and more fertile Inceptisol) for leaf traits such as leaf habit, specific leaf mass((SLM, leaf…