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000014227 037__ $$a4779
000014227 041__ $$aEnglish
000014227 100__ $$aAcharya, K. P.
000014227 100__ $$aChaudhary, R. P.
000014227 100__ $$aVetaas, O. R.
000014227 245__ $$aMedicinal plants of Nepal: Distribution pattern along an elevational gradient and effectiveness of existing protected areas for their conservation
000014227 260__ $$c2009
000014227 260__ $$b
            
000014227 490__ $$aArticle
000014227 507__ $$aMFOLL
000014227 520__ $$aThis study explores patterns of medicinal plant species richness along an elevational gradient in Nepal and the effectiveness of existing protected areas for their conservation. The authors used published data on the distribution of medicinal plants. The number of medicinal plants and the number of protected areas present in each 100 m elevation band were collated by interpolation. They tested the number of protected areas and the number of species as the response variables against elevation as a predictor variable. To explain the relationship between the total medicinal plant richness and their different life forms with elevation and protected areas, generalised additive models (GAMs) were used and scatter plots. The elevational distribution of medicinal plants as a whole and disaggregated into different life forms revealed hump-shaped patterns. The maximum richness of medicinal plants was found at an elevation of 1100 m a.s.l. but the maximum numbers of protected areas were found at elevations between 3000-3500 m a.s.l. There was negative correlation between the altitudinal distribution of protected areas and medicinal plants in Nepal. This study suggests that the protected areas of Nepal were less concentrated where medicinal plants diversity was rich.
000014227 653__ $$aconservation
000014227 653__ $$aforest
000014227 653__ $$amedicinal plants
000014227 653__ $$aNepal
000014227 653__ $$aplant
000014227 653__ $$aprotected area
000014227 650__ $$aMountain livelihoods
000014227 650__ $$aMountain people/cultures
000014227 650__ $$aNatural resource management
000014227 650__ $$aForests and forestry
000014227 650__ $$aConservation
000014227 650__ $$aPolicies and governance
000014227 691__ $$aMountain livelihoods
000014227 691__ $$aMountain people/cultures
000014227 691__ $$aNatural resource management
000014227 691__ $$aForests and forestry
000014227 691__ $$aConservation
000014227 691__ $$aPolicies and governance
000014227 773__ $$pBanko Janakari, Vol. 19, No. 1, 16-22: http://www.nepjol.info/index.php/BANKO/article/view/2178/2006
000014227 8564_ $$uhttp://lib.icimod.org/record/14227/files/4779.pdf
000014227 980__ $$aARTICLE