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Research Paper | Biodiversity and Conservation | India | Volume 8 Issue 6, June 2019
Phytodiversity and Natural Regeneration Potential of Sal Dominated Forests in Amarkantak Achanakmar Biosphere Reserve
Abstract: Amarkantak Achanakmaar Biosphere Reserve is a predominantly tribal region; living close to forest tribals of this region are totally dependent on the forest for their daily needs. Several biotic and abiotic factors including poor regeneration, changing environment and edaphic factor along with poor regeneration affects health and establishment of phytodiversity nowadays. No systematic attempts were made to understand the dynamism of its natural regeneration and to suggest management inputs to encourage its regeneration. The present study deals with the regeneration status and population structure of two sites including core zone and buffer zone respectively of Sal dominating forest during 2015–18. Regeneration status of the forest was determined based on population size of seedlings and saplings. A total of 54 species of various families were encountered. Regeneration status in selected study sites is dissimilar. In the entire two sites, site quality It was good regenerating because of the high density of seedlings and saplings in core zone forest site. The results indicated that the average number of regeneration of seedlings per hectare worked out to be ha-1, which are quite adequate in core zone than buffer zone. Other associates showed different growth patterns. Efforts are needed to conserve the forest for their diversity and existence.
Keywords: Regeneration, Population structure, Core zone, Seedlings
Edition: Volume 8 Issue 6, June 2019,
Pages: 1791 - 1796