Vegetation and gap dynamics of a tropical wet evergreen forest in the Western Ghats of Kerala, India

@article{Chandrashekara1994VegetationAG,
  title={Vegetation and gap dynamics of a tropical wet evergreen forest in the Western Ghats of Kerala, India},
  author={U. Chandrashekara and P. S. Ramakrishnan},
  journal={Journal of Tropical Ecology},
  year={1994},
  volume={10},
  pages={337-354}
}
  • U. Chandrashekara, P. S. Ramakrishnan
  • Published 1994
  • Geography
  • Journal of Tropical Ecology
  • 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 gaps are largely formed through single tree fall, but gaps through branch fall, crown fall, standing dead trees or multiple tree fall also occur. Canopy gap formation is more (over 82% of the total gaps created) during the monsoon season. The mean number of gaps formed in this forest is 1.13 ha-1 y-1… CONTINUE READING
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