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Differences in Tree Species Diversity and Soil Nutrient Status in a Tropical Sacred Forest Ecosystem on Niyamgiri Hill Range, Eastern Ghats, India
Sudam Charan SAHU; Nabin Kumar DHAL; Brij LAL; Rama Chandra MOHANTY
Corresponding AuthorSudam Charan SAHU
2012-08
Source PublicationJournal of Mountain Science
Volume9Issue:4Pages:492-500
AbstractWe have quantitatively analyzed the tree species diversity with respect to soil nutrient status in three sites of a sacred forest ecosystem of Niyamgiri hill range, Eastern Ghats, India.  Extensive field surveys and sampling were conducted in 3 sites of the hill range: Site 1 Pterocarpus dominated forest (PTF) (19°40'02.2" N and 83°21'23.1" E), Site 2 Mangifera dominated forest (MAF) (19°40'02.8" N and 83°21'40.8" E) and Site 3 Mixed forest (MIF) (19°36'47.1" N and 83°21'02.7" E). A total of 28 families, 42 genera, 46 tree species, and 286 individual trees were recorded on an area of 0.6 ha. Tree density varied between 470 and 490 individuals ha-1 and average basal area between 3.16 and 10.04 m2 ha-1. Shannon Index (H′) ranged from 2.34 to 4.53, Simpson’s Index ranged from 0.07 to 0.09, and equitability Index ranged from 0.7 to 1.34. The number of individuals was highest in the girth at breast height (GBH) class of 50-70 cm. The soil nutrient status of the three forest types was related to tree species diversity. The soil pH value of the three sites reflected the slightly acidic nature of the area. Species diversity was positively correlated with organic carbon and phosphorus and negatively with nitrogen, EC and pH. The results of the current study may be helpful to further develop a conservation plan for tree species in tropical sacred forest ecosystems.
KeywordTree Species Diversity Sacred Forest Ecosystem Soil Nutrient Status Eastern Ghats
DOI10.1007/s11629-012-2302-0
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Language英语
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.imde.ac.cn/handle/131551/5123
CollectionJournal of Mountain Science_Journal of Mountain Science-2012_Vol9 No.4
Corresponding AuthorSudam Charan SAHU
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Sudam Charan SAHU,Nabin Kumar DHAL,Brij LAL,et al. Differences in Tree Species Diversity and Soil Nutrient Status in a Tropical Sacred Forest Ecosystem on Niyamgiri Hill Range, Eastern Ghats, India[J]. Journal of Mountain Science,2012,9(4):492-500.
APA Sudam Charan SAHU,Nabin Kumar DHAL,Brij LAL,&Rama Chandra MOHANTY.(2012).Differences in Tree Species Diversity and Soil Nutrient Status in a Tropical Sacred Forest Ecosystem on Niyamgiri Hill Range, Eastern Ghats, India.Journal of Mountain Science,9(4),492-500.
MLA Sudam Charan SAHU,et al."Differences in Tree Species Diversity and Soil Nutrient Status in a Tropical Sacred Forest Ecosystem on Niyamgiri Hill Range, Eastern Ghats, India".Journal of Mountain Science 9.4(2012):492-500.
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