Second Analysis of Forest Stands in Evergreen Community, Tamil Nadu, India

Neufeld, Michael (2012) Second Analysis of Forest Stands in Evergreen Community, Tamil Nadu, India. Project Report. (Author's Version). (Submitted)

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India's tropical dry evergreen forests have been reduced in size due to farming and logging but have been preserved in certain areas such as groves of religious importance. The Evergreen community outside of the Auroville Township in Tamil Nadu India, is a reforestation project dedicated to the reintroduction of TDEF species but uses the non native Acacia auriculiformis as means of income by using it as timber. In the fall of 2011 a study was conducted to create a description of transects in this forest and determine the relationship between the presence of Acacia auriculiformis and species richness and diversity. After that study was completed a cyclone significantly altered the canopy coverage of the transects studied. The purpose of my study was to describe species composition and canopy coverage of these forest transects one year after the cyclone. My results showed that the Acacia auriculiformis trees were still the dominant species in each transect. The first second and third transects lost 91.32%, 85.79% and 54.65% of their canopy coverage, respectively. Many young Acacia auriculiformis were found growing in transects 1 and 3. Continued monitoring of all transects will be necessary to learn more about the relationship between canopy coverage and native species recovery, and also how young non native species compete with young TDEF species.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects: Forestry > Forestry (General)
Depositing User: Admin User
Date Deposited: 17 May 2021 13:22
Last Modified: 17 May 2021 13:22

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