publication . Article . 2011

Forest structure, diversity and soil properties in a dry tropical forest in Rajasthan, Western India

J. I. Nirmal Kumar,; Kanti Patel,; Rohit Bhoi Kumar;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 2011 Journal: Annals of Forest Research, volume 54, issue 1, pages 89-98 (issn: 1844-8135, eissn: 2065-2445, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: ‘Marin Drăcea’ National Research-Development Institute in Forestry
Abstract
Structure, species composition, and soil properties of a dry tropical forest in Rajasthan Western India, were examined by establishment of 25 plots. The forest was characterized by a relatively low canopy and a large number of small-diameter trees. Mean canopy height for this forest was 10 m and stands contained an average of 995 stems ha-1 (≥ 3.0 cm DBH); 52% of those stems were smaller than 10 cm DBH. The total basal area was 46.35 m2ha-1, of which Tectona grandis L. contributed 48%. The forest showed high species diversity of trees. 50 tree species (≥ 3.0 cm DBH) from 29 families were identified in the 25 sampling plots. T. grandis (20.81%) and Butea monosper...
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free text keywords: dry tropical forest, diversity index, species composition, soil nutrient, soil-vegetation relation, lcsh:Forestry, lcsh:SD1-669.5
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