Tropical Plant Research

Tropical Plant Research

An International Journal by Society for Tropical Plant Research

ISSN (E): 2349-1183 ISSN (P): 2349-9265
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2020, VOLUME 7 ISSUE 3Pages: 547-552

Predicting habitat suitability of Selaginella adunca A.Br. ex Hieron., an endangered and endemic fern-allies of Western Himalaya

Amber Srivastava
Botanical Survey of India, Northern Regional Centre, Dehradun-248195, Uttarakhand, India
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Abstract:
Selaginella adunca is a quite distinct and rare species of Selaginella found in Western Himalaya. This species is reported only from few populations occurring in India and Nepal. Since most of its reported habitats are under anthropogenic pressure, therefore for proper conservation of this species it is necessary to mark the suitable habitat for its conservation and reintroduction. The present study was aimed to find out the suitable habitat of this species through ecological niche modelling (ENM) technique using Maxent model. This will also help in relocating the species in other preferred habitat type and its reintroduction as well.
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