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Human-mangrove conflicts: the way out.
Environmental awareness, proper management plan and greater thrust on ecological research on mangrove ecosystems may help save and restore these unique ecosystems. Expand
Effect of vegetation type and season on microbial biomass carbon in Central Himalayan forest soils, India
Abstract Soil microbial biomass is an important component of soil organic matter constituting from 2 to 5% of the soil organic carbon and play a significant role in the cycling of nutrients andExpand
Distribution of Mangrove Species within Bhitarkanika National Park in Orissa, India
Mangrove forests are extraordinarily diverse coastal communities anchored by salt-tolerant plants along certain tropical seacoasts. Their distinctive aerial roots help to trap sediment, preventExpand
Eco Tools for Urban Waste Management in India
Abstract The population growth has put tremendous pressure on the quality of Environment of urban life. The residents generate various kinds of wastes of biodegradable and non biodegradableExpand
Patterns of nutrient immobilization and release in decomposing forest litter in central Himalaya, India
Mean annual temperature, altitude and lignin content were the principal regulating factors for weight loss and nutrient mineralization. Expand
Dynamics and weight loss of leaf litter in central Himalayan forests: abiotic versus litter quality influences
In warm temperate and subtropical climates the cell wall constituents seem to be good predictors of weight loss in the first year while in cool temperate to arctic climates, the early stages of decay are prolonged, resulting in good prediction by litter nutrients. Expand
An Ecological Analysis of Mangroves Ecosystem of Odisha on the Eastern Coast of India
The present paper deals with ecological investigation of mangrove ecosystem of Bhitarkanika sanctuary in Odisha. The structural parameters like height, diameter and basal area of mangrove treeExpand
Antifungal Activity and Preliminary Phytochemical Analysis of Stem Bark Extracts of Juglans regia linn.
Preliminary phyto-chemical screening of the crude extracts revealed the presence of carbohydrates, cardiac glycosides, flavanoids, steroids and tannins, and all extracts showed varying degrees of inhibitory activity against allfungal species. Expand
Decomposition of woody branch litter on an altitudinal transect in the Himalaya
Decomposition of branch litter of four angiosperm and one conifer species was studied over a two-year period. Litter species and the corresponding forest type are: (i) Shorea robusta, sal forest atExpand
Analysis of forest vegetation at Kasar Devi hill of north-west Almora division in Kumaun Himalaya
The present study was conducted around the Almora town involving 12 forest sites on south, north and west slopes along an altitudinal gradient of 1600–2000 m.Pinus roxburghii Sarg. was the dominantExpand