Kumar, Amit and Chawla, Amit and S, Rajkumar (2011) Characterization of Solang valley watershed in western Himalaya for bio-resource conservation using remote sensing techniques. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment , 179. pp. 469-478.

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Abstract The development activities in mountainous region though provide comfort to the human being and enhance the socioeconomic status of the people but create pressure on the bioresources. In this paper, the current status of land use/landcover and the vegetation communities of the Solang valley watershed in Himachal Pradesh of Indian western Himalaya has been mapped and presented using remote sensing. This watershed area was dominated by alpine and sub-alpine pastures (30.34%) followed by scree slopes (22.34%) and forests (21.06%). Many tree, shrub, and herb species identified in the study area are among the prioritized species for conservation in the Indian Himalayan Region. Thus, scientific interventions and preparation of action plans based on ecological survey are required for conservation of the Solang valley watershed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Land use/landcover · Alpine pastures · Threatened species · Endemic species · Himachal Pradesh · Biodiversity · Mapping
Subjects: Chemical Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Aparna Maitra Pati
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2012 10:09
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2012 10:09
URI: http://ihbt.csircentral.net/id/eprint/946

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