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Conservation Journal

"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

(A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)

ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

Environment
Conservation Journal

"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

(A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)

ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

Environment
Conservation Journal

"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

(A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)

ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

Environment
Conservation Journal

"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

(A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)

ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

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Lifeform classification and biological spectrum of Nandini wildlife sanctuary, Jammu, J&K, India

 Jyoti Sharma , Anil K. Raina

Deptt of Environmental Science University of Jammu, Jammu

Abstract

The present study gives an account of different life form categories and biological spectrum of Nandini Wildlife Sanctuary. A total of 335 species belonging to 86 families and 251 genera has been recorded from the area and has been grouped into different life forms classes according to Raunkiaer’s lifeform classification. The result indicates Therophytes (40%), and Macrophanerophytes (20.59%) to be the dominant lifeforms followed by Nanophanerophytes (9.85%), Chamaephytes (9.25%) and Hemicryptophytes (9.25%). Biological spectrum on life form have also been prepared and compared with Raunkiaer’s normal biological spectrum as well as the spectra of the adjoining areas prepared by other workers. On comparison with Raunkiaer’s normal spectrum, the present study area depicts Thero-phanerophytic type of phytoclimate.

Biological spectrum, Life-form, Phytoclimate, Therophytes, Nandini wildlife sanctuary

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Jyoti, S., & Raina, A. K. (2017). Lifeform classification and biological spectrum of Nandini wildlife sanctuary, Jammu, J&K, India. Environment Conservation Journal18(1/2), 231-237.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.36953/ECJ.2017.181231

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Received: 28.01.2017

Revised: 11.03.2017

Accepted: 22.04.2017

First Online: 15.06. 2017

DOI:https://doi.org/10.36953/ECJ.2017.181231

Publisher Name:  Action for Sustainable Efficacious Development and Awareness (ASEA)

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