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Benefitting from Geoinformatics: Estimating Floristic Diversity of Warwan Valley in Northwestern Himalaya, India
Akhtar Hussain MALIK; Irfan RASHID; Ajaiz Hassan GANIE; Anzar Ahmad KHUROO; Ghulam Hassan DAR
Corresponding AuthorAkhtar Hussain MALIK
2015-07
Source PublicationJournal of Mountain Science
ISSN1672-6316
Volume12Issue:4Pages:854-863
Subtype期刊论文
AbstractTheHimalaya harbor rich floristic diversity which is of immense scientific interest and socio-economic importance. In this study, floristic diversity of a remote alpine valley has been studied based on information extracted from remotely sensed satellite data along with field surveys undertaken during 2008-2014. Analysis of vegetation information from satellite data revealed that ~75% of the area is covered with natural vegetation which comprises lush green coniferous forests, alpine pastures and alpine scrub lands. With inputs from vegetation information extracted from satellite data, comprehensive field surveys were planned to document the floristic diversity of the region. Analysis of species composition showed a total of 285 plant species, belonging to 191 genera in 60 families. Of these, 250 species are herbs, 14 shrubs, 2 sub-shrubs and 19 trees. The dicotyledons are represented by 240 species, monocotyledons 30, gymnosperms 04, and pteriodophytes 11 species. Asteraceae is the largest family with 35 species. During the present study, 5 species (Corydaliscashmeriana, Hippophae rhamnoides,Primula minutissima, Saussurea sacra and Inula orientalis)have been recorded for the first time from this Himalayan region. The study demonstrates the benefits of geo-informatics in floristic studies, particularly the robustness of remotely sensed data in identifying areas with potentially high species richness, which would be otherwise difficult in a complex mountainous terrain using traditional floristic surveys alone. The present study is expected to provide baseline scientific data for cutting edge studies relating to long term ecological research, bioprospecting, possible impacts of changing climate on vegetation and sustainable use of plant resources in this Himalayan region.
KeywordFloristic Diversity Northwestern Himalaya Remote Sensing Gis Vegetation Sampling
DOI10.1007/s11629-015-3457-2
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.imde.ac.cn/handle/131551/10633
CollectionJournal of Mountain Science_Journal of Mountain Science-2015_Vol12 No.4
Corresponding AuthorAkhtar Hussain MALIK
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Akhtar Hussain MALIK,Irfan RASHID,Ajaiz Hassan GANIE,et al. Benefitting from Geoinformatics: Estimating Floristic Diversity of Warwan Valley in Northwestern Himalaya, India[J]. Journal of Mountain Science,2015,12(4):854-863.
APA Akhtar Hussain MALIK,Irfan RASHID,Ajaiz Hassan GANIE,Anzar Ahmad KHUROO,&Ghulam Hassan DAR.(2015).Benefitting from Geoinformatics: Estimating Floristic Diversity of Warwan Valley in Northwestern Himalaya, India.Journal of Mountain Science,12(4),854-863.
MLA Akhtar Hussain MALIK,et al."Benefitting from Geoinformatics: Estimating Floristic Diversity of Warwan Valley in Northwestern Himalaya, India".Journal of Mountain Science 12.4(2015):854-863.
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