Journal of Applied and Natural Science 2(1):114-120(2010)
Various aspects of soil and tree layer vegetation analysis in tropical dry deciduous forest of Hastinapur
Poonam Khurana*, R.C Arya and Poonam Rani
Department of Botany, Meerut College, Meerut (U.P.), INDIA
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Abstract : Different parameters of Soil and vegetation analysis were carried out in Tropical dry deciduous forest of Hastinapur region of Uttar Pradesh. Vegetation of present study sites showed effects of various anthropogenic disturbances. The highly disturbed stand I showed low tree density while less disturbed stand III showed high tree density and good regeneration pattern. D-D curve were also drawn on the basis of the IVI of different species. Population structure of different tree species was drawn to understand the regeneration pattern. The most characteristic feature of the forest is dominance of xerophytic species and open forest canopy due to disturbances. Overgrazing and other biotic factors are making the area poor both in nutrient and top soil, which will eventually result in desertification of the Hastinapur in long run.
Keywords : Diversity, D-D curves, Importance value Index, Population Structure, Regeneration, Species composition