Forest Management Archive

9 Dec 2010

Corticolous lichens as indicators of forest management regimes in the Dotalugala area of Knuckles mountain range – Sri Lanka

G. Weerakoon1, S. Somaratne2, P.A. Wolseley3 and S.C. Wijeyaratne1 1Department of Botany, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka 2Department of Botany, The Open University of Sri Lanka 3Department of Botany, The Natural History Museum, United Kingdom Lichens
9 Dec 2010

A Boolean Network Model to test ecosystem resilience under elevated nitrogen deposition and drought

K.  Naithani and E. A.H. Smithwick The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA Elevated nitrogen deposition alters soil biogeochemistry and associated ecosystem processes that can lead to plant mortality and decline in stand productivity. Understanding the effects
8 Dec 2010

Restoration of sand dune vegetations after the Tsunami in Cuddalore, SouthEast coast of India

M. S. Muthukumarasamy and K.D. Kaliyaperumal Faculty of Marine Science, Annamalai University, India Sand dune plants or psammophytes include creepers like beach morning glory (Ipomea pescaprae) and sand spinifex (Spinifex littoreus). These vegetations serve as binding agents
3 Mar 2010

Comparison of wood quality of even-aged Teak (Tectona grandis L.f.) plantations in three districts of Sri Lanka

D.P. Weerasinghe and H.S. Amarasekara Teak is listed as a super luxury timber in Sri Lanka and it has a high demand from construction and furniture industries. Teak hardwood is highly durable. It is an exotic species
3 Mar 2010

Forest woodland ecosystem: An insight into the addition of litter through teak plantation

A. K. Mani, S. Manivasakan, S. Vijayabaskaran Teak is an important tree species grown under plantation conditions for timber requirement. Being a deciduous tree, it favours for accelerated nutrient cycling. A field experiment was conducted in an
3 Mar 2010

Growth, biomass and carbon accumulation among rubber (Hevea brasiliensis), teak (Tectona grandis) and mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) A case study from 1 to 10 Years of Age Series

N. Appuhamy1, L. Samarappuli2 and S. Karunaratne1 The study was conducted to compare the biomass accumulation and carbon stocks among rubber, teak and mahogany. Above Ground Biomass of each species were calculated using the allometric models. Mean
3 Mar 2010

Deterioration of soil quality with continuous plantation of teak (Tectona grandis)

N.T. Diyalawaththa1, R.M.D. Alawathugoda2 and P.I. Yapa1 A study was carried out at Rathmale teak Plantation, Thalawa to investigate the cause for the poor growth of teak saplings in a selected area. The study hypothesized that the
2 Feb 2010

Economic valuation of conservation of genetic resources of wild rice relatives : Assessing the preferences of adjacent community for conserving Oryza granulata in the Wavulpane area

R. Dissanayake1, S. Guruge1, M. Udugama1, M.U. Jayasinghe1, U.A.D.P. Gunewardena2 R.P.L.C. Randeni and R.S.S. Rathnayake3 This study was aimed to achieve the specific objective of assessing the preferences of adjacent communities for utilization, benefit sharing and conservation
2 Feb 2010

Timber production in high density planting of Hevea brasiliensis

T.U.K. Silva, V.H.L. Rodrigo, S.M.C.U.P. Subasinghe The demand of natural rubber has increased continuously with the increase in population and living standards of the human being. Rubber plantations are also a major resource of timber and fuel
1 Feb 2010

Establishment of relationships of growth at 7 years old Mahogany trees with selected site factors in low country wet zone, using GIS as a tool

K.R.A.H.A. Randeni and S.M.C.U.P. Subasinghe Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) is an exotic tree, which is heavily adapted to the climatic conditions of wet and intermediate zones of Sri Lanka. Although the state sector manages mahogany with longer rotations,