Effects of stand characteristics on tree species richness in and around a conservation area of northeast Bangladesh

Pavel, Muha Abdullah Al, Mukul, Sharif A., Uddin, Mohammad Belal, Harada, Kazuhiro and Arfin Khan, Mohammed A. S. (2016) Effects of stand characteristics on tree species richness in and around a conservation area of northeast Bangladesh. Journal of Mountain Science, 13 6: 1085-1095. doi:10.1007/s11629-015-3501-2


Author Pavel, Muha Abdullah Al
Mukul, Sharif A.
Uddin, Mohammad Belal
Harada, Kazuhiro
Arfin Khan, Mohammed A. S.
Title Effects of stand characteristics on tree species richness in and around a conservation area of northeast Bangladesh
Journal name Journal of Mountain Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1672-6316
1993-0321
Publication date 2016-06-11
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s11629-015-3501-2
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 13
Issue 6
Start page 1085
End page 1095
Total pages 11
Place of publication Beijing, China
Publisher Science Press
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract We investigated the effect of tree cover, forest patch and disturbances on tree species richness in a highly diverse conservation area of northeast Bangladesh. A systematic sampling protocol was adopted and 80 sub-plots from twenty five 1 ha plots were used for the vegetation survey. Linear regression analysis was performed to understand the effect of patch area, disturbances and tree cover on tree species richness. Ordination using Redundancy analysis (RDA) and Non-metric Multi Dimensional Scaling (NMDS) were also performed to explore the tree species compositional similarities along the stand characteristics gradient and locations of the sample plots. Our study revealed that, forest patch size has greater influence on species richness. Areas with medium level of disturbances have shown greater species richness. In constrained ordination the selected explanatory variables regulated the richness of common species. Our findings can be useful for better forest management and restoration of landscapes of conservation needs using ecologically important species.
Keyword Biodiversity
Disturbance
Forest conservation
Tree cover
Forest patch
Lawachara National Park
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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