Ecological studies of vegetation of Piprahi forest of Rewa District (M.P.), India
Author(s): Brijesh Kol and IP Kumhar
Abstract: Plant ecology is defined as the study of organisms in reciprocal relationship with their environment. Therefore forest ecology should be the study of a forest in reciprocal relationship with its environment. The definition is however inadequate in practical forestry and since forests are to meet both physical and economic needs of the population forest ecology combines in itself of all these factors that affect both natural and economic importance of forest. Forest management is not known in plant ecology, becomes an important environmental factor in forest ecology. Biodiversity has become most important aspect of present day world. Large areas of forests, particularly in districts like Rewa, have been converted in to cultivated areas. The present studies were made to evaluate ecological studies of vegetation of Piprahi forest of Rewa district. The trees were measured for their Frequency, Density, and basal area and then IVI of trees was calculated with the help of calculating relative value of frequency, density and basal area.