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Patterns of woody species diversity and structure in Thalewood House permanent preservation plot in Bannerghatta National Park, Bangalore, India

Kakkar, R and Kumar, KHV and Remadevi, OK and Manjunatha, M and Saritha, B and Sharma, B and Kiranraddi, M and Dattaraja, HS and Suresh, HS (2021) Patterns of woody species diversity and structure in Thalewood House permanent preservation plot in Bannerghatta National Park, Bangalore, India. In: Tropical Ecology, 62 (4). pp. 626-643.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/s42965-021-00169-y


A permanent forest dynamics study plot was established in Bannerghatta National Park (BNP) to understand the impact of climatic variability on deciduous forest trees. A 1 ha (100 m � 100 m) Permanent Preservation Plot (PPP) was established following the Centre for Tropical Forest Science (CTFS) protocol. All the woody plants (trees, shrubs, climbers) greater than 1 cm diameter at breast height (dbh) were tagged and measured. A total of 1,586 individuals were identified, tagged and included trees, shrubs, and climbers belonging to 28 flowering plant families with Olea dioica, Cipadessa baccifera and Ziziphus oenoplia as the dominant species. The tagged 1,586 individuals included 68 species with the top 10 species accounting for 74 of total abundance. The most ubiquitous species were Hiptage benghalensis and Ziziphus oenoplia occupying 23 quadrats out of the total 25. Terminalia arjuna had the highest Importance Value Index (IVI) followed by Olea dioica and Terminalia bellirica. Combretaceae with three species had the highest Family Importance Value (FIV) followed by Euphorbiaceae, Oleaceae and Rhamnaceae. A large number of species showed random dispersion which is not significant. However, in species having aggregated dispersion, the dispersion pattern is significant (P < 0.05). The plot has a mild undulation with 40 of the quadrats occupied by the presence of stream that comes alive during the monsoon. Plot is being monitored for recruitment, mortality and growth to understand the effects of climate variability on trees. © 2021, International Society for Tropical Ecology.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Tropical Ecology
Publisher: Springer
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to Springer
Keywords: Cipadessa baccifera; Combretaceae; Euphorbiaceae; Hiptage benghalensis; Magnoliophyta; Olea dioica; Oleaceae; Rhamnaceae; Terminalia arjuna; Terminalia bellirica; Ziziphus oenoplia
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
Division of Mechanical Sciences > Divecha Centre for Climate Change
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2021 08:45
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2021 08:45
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/70609

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