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474 Ecosystems and Human Well-being : Current State and Trends
Coordinating Lead Authors: Kenneth G. Cassman, Stanley Wood Lead Authors: Poh Sze Choo, H. David Cooper, C. Devendra, John Dixon, Joanne Gaskell, Shabaz Khan, Rattan Lal, Leslie Lipper, Jules Pretty,Expand
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Vegetation and gap dynamics of a tropical wet evergreen forest in the Western Ghats of Kerala, India
The wet evergreen forest of Nelliampathy in the Western Ghats of Kerala in India is a mixed forest with a high species diversity and basal cover. In this relatively undisturbed ecosystem, canopy gapsExpand
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Shifting Agriculture and Sustainable Development: An Interdisciplinary Study from North-Eastern India
Agroecosystem and village ecosystem function cropping and yield patterns and energy budget under jhum ecological and econmic efficiencies of other landuse systems village ecosystem function ofExpand
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No . 0105 The causes of land-use and landcover change : Moving beyond the myths
Common understanding of the causes of land-use and land-cover change is dominated by simplifications which, in turn, underlie many environment-development policies. This article tracks some of theExpand
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SECONDARY SUCCESSION FOLLOWING SLASH AND BURN AGRICULTURE IN NORTH-EASTERN INDIA I. BIOMASS, LITTERFALL AND PRODUCTIVITY
SUMMARY (1) The accumulation of elements by vegetation and their rate of uptake and release through litterfall were determined in stands developed during 20 years after shifting agriculture. TheExpand
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Phenology of trees in a sub-tropical humid forest in north-eastern India
Phenological observations were made on 122 tree species in a subtropical humid seasonal forest in north-eastern India. The forest had a high proportion of evergreen compared to deciduous species.Expand
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GROWTH STRATEGY OF TREES RELATED TO SUCCESSIONAL STATUS I. ARCHITECTURE AND EXTENSION GROWTH
The architecture and growth pattern of early (Alnus nepalensis and Schima khasiana) and late (Machilus kingii, Quercus dealbata and Q. griffithii) successional tree species in a sub-tropical montane,Expand
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Litter and fine root dynamics of a relict sacred grove forest at Cherrapunji in north-eastern India
Abstract In a sacred grove climax forest (protected by the local Khasi tribe for religious reasons) at Cherrapunji in north-eastern India (mean annual rainfall, 10 372 mm), litter dynamics andExpand
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Litter dynamics in khasi pine (Pinus kesiya Royle ex Gordon) of North-Eastern India
Abstract Seven-, 15- and 22-year-old khasi pine plantations (Pinus kesiya Royle ex Gordon) at Mawlai (1250 m) in Meghalaya, north-eastern India, produced 6663, 8090, 8984 kg ha−1 year−1 respectivelyExpand
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