Forest Research: Open Access

Forest Research: Open Access
Open Access

ISSN: 2168-9776

Sujan Khanal

Institute of Forestry, Pokhara Campus, Pokhara-15, Kaski, Nepal

  • Research Article   
    Impact of Invasive Alien Plant Species removal in the Forest Management: Findings from Terai and Mid-Hills of Nepal
    Author(s): Kishor Prasad Bhatta*, Menaka Pant Neupane, Anisha Aryal and Sujan Khanal

    Invasive Alien Plant Species (IAPS) are major threat to the earth’s plant biodiversity. With the rapid expansion of IAPS in Nepal, the techniques of using IAPS in form of charcoal have derived profound benefit to the forest condition. This study aims to analyse the effect of removal of IAPS on forest management in terms of plant diversity at regeneration level. In addition, the impact on the species richness, species evenness and stand density was also studied for three community forests representing different physiographic zones of Nepal. Each forest was divided into two blocks- treatment applied block and control block with size of 20 ha each. Treatment block represented the IAPS removed forest area while control block represented forest area with no intervention. The study was conducted using stratified random sampling. Forest inventory with nested circul.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2168-9776.21.10.254

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