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: January 2014; 6(1)

January 2014

Echinoderm diversity in Mudasal Odai and Nagapattinam coast of south east India

Echinoderm diversity was studied from Mudasal Odai (Lat.11°29'N; Long. 79°46' E) and Nagapattinam (Lat. 10° 46' N; Long. 79° 59' E) coast of Tamil Nadu, south east India. We recorded 14 species, 11 genera, 8 families, 5 orders and 3 classes in Mudasal Odai and 11 species, 8 genera, 6 families, 5 orders and 3 classes in Nagapattinam coast. The most diverse families are Temnopleuridae (4...

Author(s): Kollimalai Sakthivel and S. Antony Fernando

January 2014

The role of homegardens for in situ conservation of plant biodiversity in Holeta Town, Oromia National Regional State, Ethiopia

This study was conducted to assess the role of homegardens for in situ conservation of plant biodiversity in Holeta Town. In the garden data collection 75 homegardens were randomly selected. Ethnobotanical data were collected using homegarden observation, semi-structured interviews and market survey. Data were analyzed using preference ranking, direct matrix ranking, and descriptive statistics. A total of 112 plant...

Author(s): Mekonnen Amberber, Mekuria Argaw and  Zemede Asfaw

January 2014

Assessment of fuel resource diversity and utilization pattern in Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary of Himachal Pradesh, NW Himalaya

Dearth in the studies related to the fuelwood collection trends, conservation and management has prompted the present work. Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary of Himachal Pradesh was assessed for the fuel resources because the region was not evaluated earlier and dependency of the stakeholders on the forest resources was soaring. In the twenty three villages studied, forty five species (33 trees and 12 shrubs) belonging to 23...

Author(s): Pankaj Sharma and S. S. Samant

January 2014

A list of flowering wild plants in Tafila Province, Jordan

Wild flowering plants in Tafila Province (South of Jordan) in terms of floristic features, with regards to its wild vascular plants were studied. A list of wild flowering plants was prepared. Field trips were made to the study area. A total number of 383 species belong to 198 genera and 48 families were recorded. Wild trees like Cupressus sempervirens, Ceratonia siliqua, Quercus sp. (Oak) and Juniperus phoenica were...

Author(s): Sawsan Atallah Oran

January 2014

Gene duplication: A major force in evolution and bio-diversity

Bridges reported one of the earliest observations of gene duplication from the doubling of a chromosomal band in a mutant of the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, which exhibited extreme reduction in eye size. Based on whole-genome analysis of Arabidopsis thaliana, there is compelling evidence that angiosperms underwent two whole-genome duplication events early during their evolutionary history. Recent studies have...

Author(s): Chandan Roy and Indra Deo

January 2014

Role of sacred groves in ameliorating microclimate: A case study of Nagdev temple forest of Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand Himalaya, India

To show the role of sacred grove in rejuvenating the microclimate, a study was conducted at the temple forest of Nagdev area (Latitude 30° 8’ 30” N and Longitude 78° 46’ 25” East) of Pauri Garhwal in Uttarakhand Himalaya, India. Nagdev temple forest area was compared with a nearby (control) site, having relatively more biotic disturbances. Weather parameters viz. temperatures- maximum and...

Author(s): Laxmi Rawat

January 2014

Conservation status of threatened medicinal plants of Mankial Valley Hindukush Range, Pakistan

Conservation studies of 45 threatened medicinal plants were carried out for assessment of their conservation status, threats and recommendations growing in Mankial valley Hindukush Range Pakistan. Phytogeographically, the valley is present in the Sino Japanese floristic region and is a hot spot of endemism. A total of 45 taxa belonging to 35 families and 43 genera were collected and evaluated which include 13 (28.88%)...

Author(s): Asad Ullah and Abdur Rashid

January 2014

Effect of physico-chemical conditions on the structure and composition of the phytoplankton community in Wular Lake at Lankrishipora, Kashmir

The high altitude valley of Kashmir abounds in a vast array of freshwater bodies of lotic as well as lentic nature. Amongst these, lakes play an important role in biodiversity of this region. The present study on Wular Lake, Kashmir was undertaken from March, 2007 to February, 2008 to study abundance and distribution of phytoplankton and their correlation with physico-chemical conditions of water. A total of 64...

Author(s): Altaf H. Ganai and Saltanat Parveen

January 2014

Ethnobotany, indigenous knowledge and unconscious preservation of the environment: An evaluation of indigenous knowledge in South and Southwest Regions of Cameroon

A study was undertaken to understand the contributions of indigenous knowledge in environmental management and to evaluate some useful plants in selected tribal villages of South and Southwest Cameroon. Intensive field trips were carried out and interviews were conducted with the indigenous people using questionnaires that addressed the use of each plant species for various purposes, local/traditional name of species,...

Author(s): Fongod A. G. N., Ngoh L. M. and Veranso M. C.

January 2014

‘Population status, nesting sites and seasonal fluctuation of Egyptian vultures (Neophron percnopterus): Dynamics and implications for the species conservation in and around Jodhpur

Nine species of vulture were reported in India. Out of them, four species Gyps indicus, Gyps bengalensis, Sacrogyps calvus and Neophron percnopterus are permanent residents and remain in and around Jodhpur. The remaining three species Gyps fulvus, Gyps himalayensis and Aegypus monachus are migratory species and come to site from October to February in winter season. Resident species reproduce here due to availability of...

Author(s): Ramprakash Saran and A. Purohit

January 2014

Pattern of litter fall and litter decomposition in a Quercus leucotrichophora A. Camus forest in Kumaun Himalaya

The present paper reports on the leaf litter, wood litter, miscellaneous litter and total litter fall in Quercus leucotrichophora forests of the Kumaun Himalaya. Peak values of leaf, wood and miscellaneous litter fall occurred in May, June and November and December respectively. The total annual litter fall was 538.85 g m-2, of which leaf, wood and miscellaneous litters accounted for 72.35, 23.04 and 4.53% respectively....

Author(s): Sanjay Kumar and Lalit M. Tewari

January 2014

Correlation and path coefficient analysis of yield and yield components in lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.) germplasm in the highlands of Bale, Ethiopia

Genetic diversity is essential for genetic improvement of given crops. If the information on genetic diversity is not enough to utilize, the available variability genetic diversity study should be crucial. Accordingly, twelve lentil germplasms were evaluated at two locations, Sinana and Agarfa, South eastern Ethiopia in the 2012/13 cropping season to obtain information on genetic diversity and variability in the...

Author(s): Tadele Tadesse, Teshome Leggesse, Behailu Mulugeta and Gashaw Sefera