Anthropogenic pressures in a tropical forest ecosystem in Western Ghats, India: Are they sustainable?

Aravind, NA and Dinesh, Rao and Vanaraj, G and Poulsen, John and Uma Shaanker, R and Ganeshaiah, KN (2001) Anthropogenic pressures in a tropical forest ecosystem in Western Ghats, India: Are they sustainable? In: Tropical Ecosystems: Structure, Diversity and Human Welfare. Proceedings of International Conference on Tropical Ecosystems . Oxford-IBH, New Delhi, India, pp. 125-128. ISBN 9781578081813

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Abstract

Sever~l million of humans still thrive in the forest of tropics and use resources therein for their livelihood. Owing to the fact that they have been with, and depending upon the forest for several centuries, it is believed that their harvesting patterns could represent a good model for sustainable use of forest resources. As of yet however, there are no identified models of such sustainable use, though rigorously sought for (Uma Shanker, et al., 1996). In this paper we report the impact of one such indigenous community on the structure and composition of the forest ecosystem using indicator species birds, butterflies (Kremen, 1992, 1994) and vegetation of a wildlife sanctuary in South lndia.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Anthropogenic pressures, BRT Sanctuary, birds, butterflies, Western Ghats, biological indicators.
Subjects: C Publications by ATREEians > H Book Chapters
Divisions: Publications by ATREEians > Book Chapters
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Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2016 04:59
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2016 04:59
URI: http://eprints.atree.org/id/eprint/262

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