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000034476 037__ $$aARTICLE--2019-013
000034476 041__ $$aEnglish
000034476 100__ $$aNegi, V. S.
000034476 100__ $$aPathak, R.
000034476 100__ $$aRawal, R. S.
000034476 100__ $$aBhatt, I. D.
000034476 100__ $$aSharma, S.
000034476 245__ $$aLong-term ecological monitoring on forest ecosystems in Indian Himalayan Region: Criteria and indicator approach
000034476 260__ $$c2019
000034476 300__ $$a374-381
000034476 507__ $$aKSLCDI
000034476 520__ $$aThe Himalaya, as provider of range of goods and ecosystem services, is vital for sustaining the life of billions of people. Recognition as one of the Global biodiversity hotspot implies its global significance. The forest ecosystems and plant biodiversity in the region is predicted to respond to the rapid warming and the human induced perturbations. However, documentation of these responses and likely consequences is meagre so as to provide a basis for future comparison. Realizing the importance of understanding relationships of climate change (CC) and forest biodiversity, systematic collection of data sets, covering various aspects of environment was attempted through establishing Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) and monitoring. The LTERs in general, have emerged to be important to improve our understanding on spatio-temporal variations happening in a particular ecosystem. Indian National Action Plan for Climate Change (NAPCC) sets out National Mission for Sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem (NMSHE) to conserve Himalayan ecosystem from the brunt of climate vulnerabilities. Considering importance of Himalaya forests and their sensitivity to CC impacts, NMSHE has stressed on undertaking Long-Term Ecological Monitoring (LTEM) and development of monitoring protocol with forest biodiversity specific parameters and indicators. In this context first of its kind attempt have been made to develop long-term ecological monitoring protocol along with suitable criteria and indicators for the Indian Himalaya, and demonstrate it through documenting base line data of established LTEM plots in diverse forest types in the Indian western Himalaya.
000034476 653__ $$aForest
000034476 653__ $$aBiodiversity
000034476 653__ $$aLong-term ecological monitoring
000034476 653__ $$aCriteria & indicator
000034476 653__ $$aEcosystemLong-term ecological research
000034476 653__ $$aClimate change
000034476 653__ $$aWestern Himalaya
000034476 653__ $$aIndian Himalayan Region
000034476 650__ $$aForests and forestry
000034476 773__ $$pEcological Indicators
000034476 773__ $$v102
000034476 8564_ $$uhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2019.02.035$$yExternal link (closed access)
000034476 8560_ $$fjha.anil4@gmail.com
000034476 980__ $$aARTICLE