International Journal of
Biodiversity and Conservation

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Biodivers. Conserv.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-243X
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJBC
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 625

Table of Content: December, 2014; 6(12)

December 2014

Screening of onion genotypes against Thrips tabaci Lind. in Central India

Twenty-two (22) genotypes of onion (Allium cepa Lin.) was screened against Thrips tabaci Lind. in the experimental field of Department of Horticulture Maharajpur, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India during late wet season in the year 2010-11. The incidence of T. tabaci was observed from 45th standard metrological week (SMW) to 3rd SMW, that is, from transplanting till harvesting, in...

Author(s): Pushpendra Engla, A. S. Thakur, Moni Thomas, A. K. Bhowmick and H. L. Sharma

December 2014

Natural resource use conflict in Bale Mountains National Park, Southeast Ethiopia

Conflict over natural resources including wildlife, forest, land and water is common particularly in developing countries. It is extremely difficult to sustainably manage a resource if it is under conflict. This study aimed to assess the causes of resource use conflict in Bale Mountains National Park and attitudes of local community towards the Park. Finally, to find measures to reduce resource use conflict. This study...

Author(s): Anteneh Gezahegn Kebede, Melaku Bekele and Teshale Woldeamanuel

December 2014

Assessment of the trees diversity at the edge of stream and forest road in Shast Kalateh district

This study was conducted in an uneven aged deciduous natural forest of Hyrcanian zone to evaluate the status of trees diversity at the edge of streams and forest road. Transects were established parallel to road and perpendicular to stream and then all regenerations and trees were counted in circular plots on each transect. Past software was used to apply Shannon biodiversity index, Margalef richness index and Camargo...

Author(s): Aidin Parsakhoo and Benyamin Matinnia

December 2014

Vegetation diversity and soil nutrient status of submergence zone of hydroelectric project in Srinagar of Garhwal Himalayas, India

The aim of the present study was to assess vegetation diversity and soil nutrients status in submergence zone of hydroelectric project in Srinagar Garhwal Himalaya. The information on submergence zone was taken from hydroelectric project (HEP), the height of the dam is 93 m and subsequently submergence zone area will be developed. The submergence zone is presently under open condition and soon after completion of...

Author(s): Sajed Saleem and Munesh Kumar

December 2014

Comparative study of shrub diversity in lower Dachigam Kashmir Himalaya

The present study was conducted in two different ecosystems, that is, Site I (village site) and Site II (protected site) in the lower part of Dachigam National Park (Jammu and Kashmir) in all seasons during 2010-2011. Site I is located towards the periphery of the National Park near habitations and is under heavy grazing pressures while Site II is located inside the National Park with mild interferences and is a...

Author(s): Arif Yaqoob, Mohammad Yunus and G. A. Bhat

December 2014

Assessment of genetic diversity of a critically endangered important medicinal plant Chlorophytum borivilianum in different agro-climatic regions of India revealed by random amplified polymorphic primer (DNA Marker)

Chlorophytum borivilianum (Family: Liliaceae), an important threatened medicinal herb is designated as ‘Rare’ in Red Data Book of Indian plants. In this study, random amplified polymorphic primer DNA (RAPD) markers were used to assess the genetic diversity in six genotypes of C. borivilianum collected from different geographical regions of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand. Out of the 86 bands, 45 were...

Author(s): Baby Kumari, M. A. Mallick and Govind K. Vyas

December 2014

Physico-chemical parameters and Ichthyofauna diversity of Arasalar Estuary in Southeast coast of India

Physico-chemical changes may have the tendency to accumulate in the various organs of estuarine organisms, especially fish which may in turn enter into the human metabolism through consumption causing serious hazards. Hence, the present study was carried out to determine the physic-chemical characteristics of water and Ichthyofauna in Arasalar Estuary in Southeast coast of India for the period of one year from September...

Author(s): C. Raju, G. Sridharan, P. Mariappan and G. Chelladurai

December 2014

Population structure and regeneration status of Prunus africana (Hook.f.) Kalkm. after selective and clear felling in Kibale National Park, Uganda

Prunus africana is a globally threatened indigenous medicinal tree species, and food for many primates. Its population has declined in Sub-Saharan Africa due to unsustainable harvest and poor protection. In this study, we determined the population density, population structure and regeneration status of P. africana in the former clear felled, selectively logged and primary forests of Kibale National Park, and assessed...

Author(s): Arthur A. Owiny and Geoffrey M. Malinga