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Ecology of Similipal Biosphere Reserve
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Anup Kumar Nayak, Hemanta Kumar Sahu, Himanshu Shekhar Palei, Rabindra Kumar Mishra
xi+183p., figs., tabls., ind., 25 cm
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Weight :  458 gms
Binding :  E-Book
Height :  25 cm
Width :  15 cm
Imprint :  Daya Publishing House
Year :  2018
 

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ISBN: 9789386615718
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Plants and animals inhabited in different forest ecosystems of Similipal are changing continually in their composition and population due to deforestation, fragmentation, forest fire and other human activities. These activities have posed serious threat to the survival and future sustainability of the unique biodiversity of Similipal. Thus conservation of plants and animals of the reserve in their own habitats needs to know how they exploit the resources. In this context ecologists are playing a major role providing scientific inputs in conservation efforts. Therefore, there has been a need to compile and collate the research findings of ecological research and other allied disciplines and link ecological research with biodiversity conservation. The scope of this book has been able to gather ecological information on phytosociology and phenology of various plant groups, litter decomposition and nutrient turn over on the forest floor, distribution of animals and their status, and the threats imposed on them. The said ecological information compiled about the plants and animals of Similipal in this volume will help the researchers, practitioners and forest managers to formulate management action plans for future sustainability of its biodiversity.

Foreword v
Preface vii
1. Introduction 1
2. Study Area 5
3. Forest types and dynamics of Similipal 11
4. Structure, Composition and Phytosociology of Plants 32
5. Litter Decomposition as an Ecosystem Service 59
6. Phenology of Plant Life Forms of Similipal 78
7. Herpetofaunal Diversity of Similipal 95
8. Status of Birds in Similipal 102
9. Status of Mammals in Similipal 127
10. Deforestation and Degradation of Forest Covers in Similipal 136
References 156
Index

Dr. Rabindra Kumar Mishra is presently working as Lecturer in the Department of Wildlife and Biodiversity Conservation, North Orissa University, Takatpur, Baripada. He received his under graduate, Post-graduate and Ph. D. Degree from Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar. He has teaching and research experience in the field of Ecology especially in Forest Ecology. He has published over 40 research papers in the journals of International and National repute having impact factors. Odisha Bigyan Academy Young Scientist Award was awarded to him in 2007 for his research contribution in Life Science particularly in phytosociology. He was also one of the recipients of Young Scientist Fellow of Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, New Delhi from 2005 to 2008. Dr. Mishra has participated and delivered lectures at various National and International seminars and symposia. He is also a member of several scientific societies. He was selected as one of the Functional Area Expert (FAE) in the field of Ecology and Biodiversity, and Soil Conservation by Quality Council of India (QCI), Govt. of India, New Delhi.
Dr. Anup Kumar Nayak received M. Sc. from Utkal University and AIFC Diploma in Forestry from Indian Forest College, Dehradun. An Indian Forest Service Officer of 1985 batch, he obtained Ph. D. in Avifauna of Bhitarkanika from Utkal University in 2009. He has been working in the field of Wildlife Conservation for the last 14 years since his tenure as Divisional Forest Officer (DFO), Chilika in 2000. He has written many articles in national and international journal on birds, mangroves and sea turtles. He is an active member of IUCN Species Survival Commission for threatened waterfowl subgroup since 2006. He was a Professor and Head of Department of Landscape Level Planning and Management in Wildlife Instistute of India, Dehradun from 2006-2009. He has also worked as Joint Director in Wildlife Crime Control Bureau, Ministry of Environment and Forests, New Delhi of two and half years from 2009-2011 and Field Director, Similipal Biosphere Reserve-cum- Regional Chief Conservator of Forests, Baripada, Odisha from 2011-2014. Currently he works as Regional Chief Conservator of Forests of Angul district of Odisha.
Dr. Hemanta Kumar Sahu has passed M. Sc. and M. Phil from Utkal University, Odisha. He was also awarded Ph. D. from the same University in 2000. He has done his Ph. D. in ducks and geese of Chilika lake. He has also served in Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun as Project Associate and Faculty in Wildlife and Biodiversity Conservation of North Odisha University in 2002. Now he is working as Reader, Department of Zoology, North Orissa University. He is involved in Wildlife Research in Odisha as well as in North Eastern States of India and published papers on wildlife of those areas. He has also visited Smithsonian Institute, USA on training programmes for Biodiversity and Statistical Course during 2006, 2010 and 2014.
Himanshu Shekhar Palei is an alumnus of Department of Wildlife and Conservation Biology and doing Ph.D. under the guidance of Dr. H.K. Sahu at Department of Zoology, North Orissa University. Himanshu has research interests in the ecology and conservation of threatened Wildlife and aims to develop regional conservation strategies for threatened wildlife of Odisha. He is currently working at Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun and investigating how the dynamics of threatened wildlife populations are influenced by mining in Odisha.

   

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