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    Author(s): Ashish Kumar; Bruce Marcot; Rohitkumar Patel
    Date: 2017
    Source: Saarbrücken, Germany: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing. 177p. Book ISBN 978-3-330-32574-6
    Publication Series: Book
    Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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    This study presents an ecological assessment of tropical forests at stand and landscape levels to provide knowledge, tools and, indicators to evaluate specific diversity patterns and related ecological processes happening in these tropical forest conditions; and for monitoring landscape changes for managing forest and wildlife resources of Jhum (shifting cultivation) in the Garo Hills of western Meghalaya State, northeast India. Specifically, we focused on the following objectives: (1) to analyze landscape characteristics with special reference to forest fragmentation for evaluating critical wildlife habitats; and (2) to assess diversity patterns and successional changes among tree communities in various forest land-use categories. This volume is a synthesis and compilation of findings on tropical forests and fragmentation from a long-term (1996-2012) research and application project initially entitled "Management of Forests in India for Biological Diversity and Forest Productivity - A New Perspective."

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    Kumar, Ashish; Marcot, Bruce, G.; Patel, Rohitkumar. 2017. Tropical forests and fragmentation: A case of South Garo Hills, Meghalaya, North East India. Saarbrücken, Germany: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing. 177 p.


    India, tropical forest, shifting cultivation, forest classification, habitat fragmentation, tree diversity

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