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Forest landscapes of the southern western Ghats, India

Biodiversity, Human Ecology and Management Strategies

The Western Ghats forests are endowed with large species and habitat diversity, which is nowadays under threat by increasing demographic pressure and changing land use. To address these challenges, a novel and comprehensive approach is sought from the principles of landscape ecology. Morpho-pedological features are used to delineate landscape units all over the Western Ghats of Kerala, among which the Western Anamalai region is chosen to elucidate the relative influence of physical factors...

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The photos on the CD ROM provided with the paper version of this book are not included in this electronic version. However the lists, legends and figures quoted in the text that were included in the CD are provided as a separate annexe.

  • Éditeur : Institut Français de Pondichéry
  • Collection : Mondes Indiens/South Asia
  • Lieu d’édition : Pondichéry
  • Année d’édition : 2007
  • Publication sur OpenEdition Books : 07 octobre 2020
  • EAN (Édition imprimée) : 9788184701555
  • EAN électronique : 9791036549816
  • DOI : 10.4000/books.ifp.6846
  • Nombre de pages : 328 p.
B.R. Ramesh et Rajan Gurukkal
J.C. Kala
B.R. Ramesh et Rajan Gurukkal
Introduction: Drawing the Contours

Part I. Approaching The Landscape

Gérard Bourgeon, Danny Lo Seen et B.R. Ramesh
1. Identification and Mapping Landscape Units of Kerala

Part II. Analysing The Landscape: The Anamalai Region (Nelliyampathi Hills)

B.R. Ramesh, Pierre Couteron, Gérard Bourgeon et al.
2. Physical and Bioclimatic Features of the Selected Landscape Units
B.R. Ramesh, P.V. Karunakaran, Pierre Couteron et al.
3. Forest Types and Status: Ecological Characteristics and Impact of Disturbance
P.V. Karunakaran, Pierre Couteron, B.R. Ramesh et al.
4. Stand and Floristic Structural Variability of Natural Vegetation

Part III. Towards a Paradigm Shift: Rethinking Strategies of Landscape Management

B.R. Ramesh, P.V. Karunakaran, M. Amruth et al.
9. Strategies and Actions-I: Accounting for Values
P.V. Karunakaran, M. Balasubrahmanian, M. Amruth et al.
10. Strategies and Actions-II: Dealing with the Constraints
Rajan Gurukkal et B.R. Ramesh

Towards Scientific Landscape Management and Self-Regulatory Forest Community Development

© Institut Français de Pondichéry, 2007

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