Survey Design, Field and Analytical Methods

G. Viswanatha Reddy, K. Ullas Karanth, N. Samba Kumar, Jagdish Krishnaswamy, Krithi K. Karanth | 2016


Plants, birds and large herbivorous mammals were the key biodiversity components selected for the investigations. These major biodiversity elements were indicators of ongoing ecological changes in the study area. Vegetation, being the primary producers in the ecosystem, is the cardinal component of the habitat and is the key determinant of other biodiversity components including birds and mammals (Kremen 2005; Wilson et al. 2007).