EARTHWORM COMMUNITIES AND THEIR ACTIVITY IN AGRO-FORESTRY AND CULTIVATED SYSTEMS

EARTHWORM COMMUNITIES AND THEIR ACTIVITY IN AGRO-FORESTRY AND CULTIVATED SYSTEMS OF TERAI REGION OF CENTRAL HIMALAYA N. Dalakoti*, D. Goswami, H. Lohani, and B.R. Kaushal Department of Zoology, Kumaun University, Nainital-263002, India Corresponding author E-mail*: nirupamadalakoti@gmail.com] Received: 01-03-2019                                                                                      Read More …

VARIATION IN POPULATION DENSITY AND BIOMASS OF GRASSHOPPERS

VARIATION IN POPULATION DENSITY AND BIOMASS OF GRASSHOPPERS (INSECTA: ORTHOPTERA) IN NANDA DEVI BIOSPHERE RESERVE (NDBR), WEST HIMALAYA, INDIA Kishor Kumar1*, P. C. Joshi2 and Vinod Badoni2 1 G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment and Sustainable Development, Himachal Regional Centre, Mohal- Kullu, 175 126, Himachal Pradesh, India 2Department of Zoology and Environmental Sciences, Gurukula Kangri University, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India [Corresponding author*: kishrokkothari5@gmail.com] Received: 10-09-2017 Accepted: 12-10-2017 Abstract: Estimation of population density and biomass of grasshoppers (Orthoptera) from the Nanda Devi Read More …

FOREST FLOOR BIOMASS, LITTER INPUT AND NUTRIENT PATTERN IN SHISHAM

FOREST FLOOR BIOMASS, LITTER INPUT AND NUTRIENT PATTERN IN SHISHAM FOREST PLANTATIONS IN BHABAR REGION OF KUMAUN HIMALAYA Neelu Lodhiyal-1*, L. S. Lodhiyal-2 and Bhawna Adhikari-1 1-Department of Botany, D.S.B. Campus, Kumaun University, Nainital-263002(UK) 2-Department of Forestry & Environmental Science, D.S.B. Campus, Kumaun University, Nainital-263002 (Uttarakhand) [Corresponding author E-mail-1*: neelulodhiyal@gmail.com] Received: 10-03-2017  Accepted: 07-04-2017 Abstract: This study illustrates the forest floor, litter and nutrient pattern of Shisham (Dalbergia sissoo Roxb.) plantations in Bhabar region (a foothill plains having low water table Read More …

OBSERVATION ON POPULATION ECOLOGY AND BIOENERGETICS OF CHORTHIPPUS ALMORANUS UVAROV (ORTHOPTERA : ACRIDIDAE)

OBSERVATION ON POPULATION ECOLOGY AND BIOENERGETICS OF CHORTHIPPUS ALMORANUS UVAROV (ORTHOPTERA : ACRIDIDAE) Manoj K. Arya-1*, Prachi Tamta-1, Dayakrishna-1 and Prakash C. Joshi-2 1-Department of Zoology, D.S.B. Campus, Kumaun University, Nainital-263002 (Uttarakhand), India 2-Department of Zoology and Environmental Sciences, Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar-249404 (Uttarakhand), India [Corresponding author E-mail-1*: dr.manojkumar19@rediffmail.com] Received: 21-12-2016 Accepted: 20-02-2017 Abstract: Present investigations were undertaken to know the population ecology and bioenergetics of Chorthippus almoranus Uvarov in field and laboratory studies. This grasshopper species occur on forest floor vegetation Read More …

VARIATION IN POPULATION DENSITY AND BIOMASS OF BUTTERFLIES IN NANDA DEVI BIOSPHERE RESERVE, WEST HIMALAYA, UTTARAKHAND

VARIATION IN POPULATION DENSITY AND BIOMASS OF BUTTERFLIES IN NANDA DEVI BIOSPHERE RESERVE (NDBR), WEST HIMALAYA, UTTARAKHAND Kishor Kumar-1*, P. C. Joshi-2 and Manoj Arya-3 1-G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment and Sustainable Development, Himachal Unit, Mohal-Kullu, 175126, H. P.  2-Department of Zoology and Environmental Science, Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar 3-Department of Zoology, Kumaun University Nainintal, Uttarakhand [Corresponding author E-mail-1*: Kishorkkothari5@gmail.com] Received: 17-01-2017     Accepted: 08-03-2017 Abstract: Population density and biomass of Butterflies (Lepidoptera) from selected study sites of Nanda Devi Read More …

DIVERSITY AND ABUNDANCE OF LEPIDOPTERA IN A PINE FOREST OF KUMAUN

DIVERSITY AND ABUNDANCE OF LEPIDOPTERA IN A PINE FOREST OF KUMAUN HIMALAYA Asha Garia, Deepika Goswami and B. R . Kaushal* Department of Zoology, Kumaun University, Nainital -263002, India [Corresponding author E-mail-*: brkaushal01@gmail.com] Received: 23-09-2016 Accepted: 29-09-2016 Abstract: Species richness, abundance and biomass and species diversity of Lepidoptera in a pine forest of Kumaun Himalaya, Uttarakhand were determined during August 2013 to July 2015. A total of 34 species belonging to 9 families were collected. Maximum abundance and biomass were 31 ind. ha-1 Read More …

SEASONAL VARIATION IN DENSITY AND BIOMASS OF INSECTS IN NANDA DEVI BIOSPHERE RESERVE, INDIA

SEASONAL VARIATION IN DENSITY AND BIOMASS OF INSECTS IN NANDA DEVI BIOSPHERE RESERVE, INDIA Kishor Kumar1, P. C. Joshi2, Ritesh Joshi3 and Manoj Arya4 1G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development, Himachal Unit, Mohal-Kullu, 175 126, H.P 2Department of Zoology and Environmental Sciences, Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidayalaya, Hardwar, Uttarakhand, India 3Conservation and Survey Division, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Indira Paryavaran Bhawn, New Delhi 4Departments of Zoology, Kumaun University, Nainital, Uttarakhand [Corresponding author E-mail1: kishorkkothari5@gmail.com] Received: 06-10-2015 Accepted: 09-11-2015 Read More …

A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF LIFE CYCLES OF TWO INDIGENOUS SPECIES OF EARTHWORMS

A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF LIFE CYCLES OF TWO INDIGENOUS SPECIES OF EARTHWORMS Vineeta Shukla and Jyoti Department of Zoolgy, M. D. University, Rohtak [e-mail: vin_shukla25@yahoo.com] Abstract: The present study was undertaken to observe the life cycle pattern of two indigenous species of earthworms Lampito mauritii and Metaphire posthuma reared in laboratory under static conditions of temperature and moisture. A comparison was made to evaluate the best suited species for mass production in situ. Life cycles were studied by counting the Read More …

SECONDARY PRODUCTIVITY OF ENTOMOFAUNA IN FRUIT ORCHARDS OF DISTRICT NAINITAL

SECONDARY PRODUCTIVITY OF ENTOMOFAUNA IN FRUIT ORCHARDS OF DISTRICT NAINITAL, UTTARAKHAND, INDIA P.C. Joshi and Naveen C. Joshi Department of Zoology and Environmental Sciences, Gurukula Kangri University, Haridwar-249404, India. E-mail : ncjoshi83@yahoo.com Abstract: Secondary productivity of herbivorous insects in fruit orchards of Mukteshwar area of district Nainital was estimated. A total of 112 species of herbivorous insects belonging to 8 orders and 31 families were collected. The population density and biomass of insects ranged between 0.43 to 28.69 ha-1 and Read More …