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Pinus roxburghii stand dynamics at a heavily impacted site in Nepal: Research through an educational fieldweek

Speer, James H and Braeuning, Achim and Zhang, Qi-Bin and Pourtahmasi, Kambiz and Gaire, Narayan P and Dawadi, Binod and Rana, Prabina and Dhakal, Yub Raj and Acharya, Ram Hari and Adhikari, Dhruba Lochan and Adhikari, Shankar and Aryal, Prakash Chandra and Bagale, Damodar and Baniya, Binod and Bhandari, Sanjaya and Dahal, Navin and Dahal, Suchana and Ganbaatar, Narmandakh and Giri, Anjana and Gurung, D B and Khandu, Yeshey and Maharjan, Binu and Maharjan, Rajan and Malik, Rayees Ahmad and Nath, Cheryl D and Nepal, Bikash and Ngoma, Justine and Pant, Ramesh and Pathak, Mitra Lal and Paudel, Hari and Sharma, Bimal and Hossain, Md Sarwar and Soronzonbold, Bayarbaatar and Swe, Thida and Thapa, Ichchha and Tiwari, Achyut (2017) Pinus roxburghii stand dynamics at a heavily impacted site in Nepal: Research through an educational fieldweek. In: DENDROCHRONOLOGIA, 41 . pp. 2-9.

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Abstract

The fieldweek associated with the 4th Asian Dendrochronological Association Conference was an excellent opportunity for education, networking, and research. The participants and group leaders worked together for five days in an area that was new to some of the group leaders and new to some of the participants which enabled us to learn about forest ecology around Kathmandu and Nagarkot, Nepal. The fieldweek was an excellent networking opportunity and the group leaders and participants bonded which strengthened international research in dendrochronology and continues to foster new research collaborations. All of the group leaders and participants had the opportunity to learn about tree-ring formation in Pinus roxburghii at 1500 masl elevation, to explore its wood anatomy, and to examine specific research questions in our field area. In the end we developed a better understanding of the stand-age structure of a stand of trees in Nagarkot, explored the erosion history from exposed roots, and investigated tree health issues on closely related sites. We found that P. roxburghii poses some dating issues with false and micro rings at this elevation, but we were still able to develop a tree-ring chronology from this species and make preliminary assessments of stand dynamics and health. (C) 2016 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.

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Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
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Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2017 05:01
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2017 05:01
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/57648

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