Biodiversity conservation through urban green spaces: A case study of Gujarat university campus in Ahmedabad

Modi, N. R. and Dudani, S. N. (2013) Biodiversity conservation through urban green spaces: A case study of Gujarat university campus in Ahmedabad. International Journal of Conservation Science, 4 (2). pp. 189-196. ISSN 2067-533X

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Abstract

The present study deals with the phytodiversity of Gujarat University campus and the surrounding region which forms an important green space in the urban environment of Ahmedabad city in Gujarat state, India. The extensive field surveys were carried out in the vast study area during 2004 to 2006 covering four different seasons viz. summer, winter, monsoon and spring to cover annual, biennial and perennial plants. A total of 451 species of flowering plants belonging to 338 genera and 101 families were recorded in the study area. Along with these three pteridophytes, two gymnosperms and the algae and fungi group appearing mostly in the monsoon season were also recorded in the study. Among the flowering plants, the herbs were found to be dominant, indicating they favored the climatic factors like less rainfall and high temperature in the study area. Raunkier's biological life forms revealed the dominance of therophytes and phanerophytes, indicating 'Thero- Phanerophytic' phytoclimate in the region. The urban green spaces with such rich plant diversity need to be conserved, especially with the help of the local population, in order to maintain a good environment and biodiversity, thereby improving the overall quality of life.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Life Science > Botany
Divisions: Yuvaraj college > Botony
Depositing User: Arshiya Kousar
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2019 05:26
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2019 05:26
URI: http://eprints.uni-mysore.ac.in/id/eprint/9128

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