Journal of
Ecology and The Natural Environment

  • Abbreviation: J. Ecol. Nat. Environ.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9847
  • DOI: 10.5897/JENE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 360

Table of Content: August 2009; 1(5)

August 2009

Diversity of true mangroves and their associates in the Pondicherry region of South India and development of a mangrove knowledgebase

Mangroves are salt–tolerant forest ecosystems of tropical and subtropical intertidal regions of the world. There may be no other group of plants with such highly developed morphological and physiological adaptations to extreme conditions. They are a rich source of steroids, triterpenes, saponins, flavonoids, alkaloids and tannins. The Pondicherry region in South India has no forest, but has scattered patches of...

Author(s): Natesan Balachandran, Somasundaram Kichenamourthy, Jayaraman Muthukumaran, Mannu Jayakanthan, Sanniyasi Chandrasekar, Ankita  Punetha and Durai Sundar,

  • Article Number: 9903C0E3091

August 2009

Physico-chemical characteristics of the open Mediterranean sea water far about 60 Km from Damietta harbor, Egypt

The aim of the present study is to investigate the hydrographic characteristics, nutrient salts and some heavy metals (Fe, Cu, Zn, Pb and Ni) as well as chemical oxygen demand (COD), biological oxygen demand (BOD) and chlorophyll-a (Chl-a) in six vertical profiles in the open Mediterranean sea water far about 60 Km from Damietta harbor (Egypt). Water samples were collected during April 2007. The results revealed that...

Author(s): H. M. Faragallah, A. I. Askar, M. A. Okbah and H. M. Moustafa

  • Article Number: A4F2C753103

August 2009

Ecological status of waterfowl habitat on the Gemenc floodplain area in Hungary

Hydrological, chemical and biological methods were applied to investigate the ecological status of the Gemenc floodplain area. The examined wetland was generally poor in planktonic organisms, however benthonic eutrophication was evident. 81 plant species and 17 associations were proved to appear during the examined years. Formation of vegetation was influenced by water-level. The hydrological regime changed...

Author(s): Ildikó Mátrai, Győző Buzetzky and Gyula Lakatos  

  • Article Number: A19FE083119

August 2009

Comparison of understorey vegetation in exotic and indigenous tree plantations in Shivalik Hills of N.W. Indian Himalayas (Himachal Pradesh)

Presently, a total of 104 species belonging to 87 genera under 38 families of flowering plants in exotic (Eucalyptus citriodora Hook.) and indigenous (Pinus roxburghii Sarg.) tree plantations were determined.  There were higher numbers of plant species under the indigenous plantations as compared to the exotic ones. InEucalyptus plantations 60% species were exotic,...

Author(s): Kuldip S. Dogra, , Sarvesh K. Sood, Parveen K. Dobhal and Suresh Kumar

  • Article Number: 9278E7B3143