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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:2, February, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(2): 784-793

Analysis of forest vegetation in Pithoragarh Kumaun Himalayas, Uttrakhand, India
Anjali Bhatt* and N.S. Bankoti
Department of Botany, Kumaun University, LSM College, Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand, India
*Corresponding author

This study deals with the floristic composition and distribution pattern of the different tree species with reference to density, IVI, diversity index and the structural characteristics of tree communities in a moist temperate forest. The study was conducted in Pithoragarh of Kumaun Himalayas along an elevation gradient of 1554-1969 masl. The study area is dominated by Quercus floribunda in tree layers and is regarded as the climax species. For the study, the area is divided into three compartments. Phytosociological characteristics differ among different tree species. The compartment A has the highest species richness and also exhibits the highest species diversity of 2.84. The tree density has been found to be highest in compartment B of 24.45 trees/m². The concentration of dominance varied between 0.154, .214 and 0.191. The highest has been recorded in the compartment B. I.V.I was significantly higher for Quercus floribunda and Q. leucotrichophora than any other species in tree; sapling stratum was dominating in different compartment of forest.

Keywords: Diversity, distribution pattern, Concentration of Dominance, IVI  and Species Richness.

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Anjali Bhatt and N.S. Bankoti. 2016. Analysis of forest vegetation in Pithoragarh Kumaun Himalayas, Uttrakhand, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(2): 784-793. doi:
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