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Changing pattern of species composition and species utilization in homegardens of Kerala, India

  title={Changing pattern of species composition and species utilization in homegardens of Kerala, India},
  author={U. Chandrashekara and E. C. Baiju},
  journal={Tropical Ecology},
  • U. Chandrashekara, E. C. Baiju
  • Published 2010
  • Biology
  • Tropical Ecology
  • Tropical homegardens are traditional agroforestry systems with complex structure and multiple functions. These multi-species production systems are regarded as the model systems for designing sustainable agroecosystems. However, with the advent of market economy, mixed species tropical homegardens are being transformed into single species dominant homegardens. The objective of this study was to analyze the impact of homegarden transformation on species diversity and also changing pattern of… CONTINUE READING
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