Study Of Plant Regeneration Potential In Tropical Moist Deciduous Forest In Northern India

Ashish K Mishra, Omesh Bajpai, Nayan Sahu, Anoop Kumar, Soumit K Behera, RM Mishra, Lal Babu Chaudhary
  • International Journal of Environment, December 2013, Nepal Journals Online (NepJOL)
  • DOI: 10.3126/ije.v2i1.9218

Regeneration Pattern in Tropical Moist Deciduous Forest

What is it about?

Regeneration patterns of species population can address climate change by adaptive evolution or by migrating association to survive in their favourable climate and finally decided to particular forest future. In this paper, we examined the regeneration potential status of tree species in tropical moist deciduous forest at Katerniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary, Northern India. To investigate tree, sapling and seedling population distribution, we examine regeneration status total 145 random plots subject in study area. Total 74 plant species occupied by 60 genus in 32 families whereas 71 species of trees, 56 of seedlings and 60 of saplings were found in the forest. On the basis of importance value index Mallotus philippensis, Tectona grandis, Shorea robusta, Syzygium cumini and Bombax ceiba were dominant species of study area. As far as the regeneration status is concerned, maximum tree species (64%) was found in good regeneration category. We have found significant variation in species richness and population density among three tree life form stages. In which only three new tree species Prosopis juliflora, Psidium guajava and Morus alba were added in sapling and seedling stage. It is major ecological concern, 19 % economically important plant species like Madhuca longifolia, Terminalia elliptica, Buchanania cochinchinensis and some Ficus species etc. were found in poor regeneration phage whereas 7% species found in no regeneration categories.

The following have contributed to this page: Dr Omesh Bajpai and Dr Ashish K Mishra