Forest Fires in Uttarakhand

The Himalayan mountain system is one of the most fragile ecosystems in the world due to its inherent tectonic and geological characteristics (Valdiya, 1983). It is a rich storehouse of biodiversity ranging from tropical/subtropical evergreen, subtropical chir pine and broad leaf temperate forests, along with conifer to subalpine and alpine meadows. Frequent forest fires have […]

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Climate change and forests | Vegetation modelling

Climate is one of the most important determinants of vegetation patterns globally and has significant influence on the distribution, structure and ecology of forests. Several climate-vegetation studies have shown that certain climatic regimes are associated with particular plant communities or functional types. It is therefore logical to assume that changes in climate would alter the […]

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