Study

Effects of selective logging on vascular epiphyte diversity in a moist lowland forest of Eastern Himalaya, India

  • Published source details Padmawathe R., Qureshi Q. & Rawat G. (2004) Effects of selective logging on vascular epiphyte diversity in a moist lowland forest of Eastern Himalaya, India. Biological Conservation, 119, 81-92

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Action Category

Log/remove trees within forests: effects on understory plants

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Forest Conservation
  1. Log/remove trees within forests: effects on understory plants

    A site comparison study in 2000-2001 in tropical moist lowland forest in India (Padmawathe, Qureshi & Rawat 2004) found that selective logging had a mixed effect on the abundance of ferns and other epiphytic plants. Abundance (individuals/25 × 25 m plot) of ferns and non-orchid epiphytes were lower in logged (28 and 33 respectively) than in unlogged plots (121-128 and 170-208 respectively). Abundance of epiphytic orchids was similar between treatments (35 vs 28-44). In 2000-2001, non-orchid epiphytes were monitored in four logged (selective logging 1960-1996) and eight unlogged plots (25× 25 m).

     

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