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Sustaining biodiversity in ancient tropical countryside
With intensifying demands for food and biofuels, a critical threat to biodiversity is agricultural expansion into native tropical ecosystems. Tropical agriculture, particularly intensive agriculture,Expand
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Discovery of Two Critically Endangered Tree Species and Issues Related to Relic Forests of the Western Ghats
Madhuca bourdillonii (Gamble) Lam. and Syzygium travancoricum Gamble, considered almost extinct but later found to be occurring in small numbers in their home range in Western Ghats, south of PalghatExpand
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Ecology of the swampy relic forests of Kathalekan from central Western Ghats, India
Introduction of agriculture three millennia ago in Peninsular India’s Western Ghats altered substantially ancient tropical forests. Early agricultural communities, nevertheless, strived to attainExpand
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The Sacred Groves of South India: Ecology, Traditional Communities and Religious Change
Les forets sacrees du district de l'Uttara Kannada dans l'Etat de Karnataka dans le sud de l'Inde sont au nombre de plusieurs centaines. Traditionnellement, elles etaient controlees et protegees parExpand
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Sacred groves and conservation: the comparative history of traditional reserves in the Mediterranean area and in South India.
Sacred groves in the ancient Mediterranean are compared with surviving groves of South India, particularly Uttara Kannada, to evaluate the roles of these refugia in maintaining balance between humanExpand
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Variation in bark thickness in a tropical forest community of Western Ghats in India
1. We examined the relation between bark thickness and girth in a large sample of trees from evergreen and semi-evergreen rain forest. 2. There is a significant tendency for bark thickness toExpand
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A Strategy for Conserving the Biodiversity of the Uttara Kannada District in South India
Taking the various values ascribed to biodiversity as its point of departure rather many years ago, the present study aims at deriving a conservation strategy for Uttara Kannada. This hilly district,Expand
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Ecohydrology of Lotic Systems in Uttara Kannada, Central Western Ghats, India
The Western Ghats is the primary catchment for most of the rivers in peninsular India. Pristine forests in this region are rich in biodiversity but are under environmental stress due to unplannedExpand
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Stimulus of developmental projects to landscape dynamics in Uttara Kannada, Central Western Ghats
Abstract Unplanned large scale developmental projects in recent times have been causing alterations in land use land cover [LULC] at spatial and temporal scales with the substantial changes in theExpand
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