Successional patterns and gap phase dynamics of a humid tropical forest of the Western Ghats of Kerala, India: ground vegetation, biomass, productivity and nutrient cycling

@article{Chandrashekara1994SuccessionalPA,
  title={Successional patterns and gap phase dynamics of a humid tropical forest of the Western Ghats of Kerala, India: ground vegetation, biomass, productivity and nutrient cycling},
  author={U. Chandrashekara and P. S. Ramakrishnan},
  journal={Forest Ecology and Management},
  year={1994},
  volume={70},
  pages={23-40}
}
  • U. Chandrashekara, P. S. Ramakrishnan
  • Published 1994
  • Environmental Science
  • Forest Ecology and Management
  • Abstract The population dynamics of the ground vegetation and its energetics such as biomass accumulation and net primary productivity, and the nutrient cycling patterns in the humid tropical forest of the Western Ghats in India are largely determined by gap age and by whether gaps are formed naturally or through selection felling. Responses of plant categories such as herbs, shrubs, tree seedlings and saplings also vary depending upon gap type and age. An exotic species such as Chromolaena… CONTINUE READING
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