Prakash Chandra Joshi

Prakash Chandra Joshi
Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya | GKV · Department of Zoology and Environmental Science

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Prakash Chandra Joshi currently works at the Department of Zoology and Environmental Science, Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya. Prakash does research in Ecology and Entomology. Their current project is 'Impact of gaseous pollutants on foliar surface structures and biochemical parameters of some medicinal plants.'.his group is also working on the status of oak tasar worm in the western Himalayan region, molecular variations in the butterfly species recorded from different altitudes in uttarakhand. However, conservation of pollinators has been his passion, he believes that by conserving insect pollinators we not only conserve the biodiversity but also help local farmers, fruit producers a d florists.
Additional affiliations
January 2011 - present
Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • Teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students Supervising research scholars Conducting research on insect ecology, pollinators and air quality
Education
July 1984 - December 1989
Kumaun University
Field of study
  • M.Sc. Zoology and Ph. D.

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Increased uses of resources with less use of manpower are linked with growth in manufacturing of different commodities and also with industrial farming. The model of linear economy, which is based on the manufacturing of goods and services, tells that energy with different commodities production always leads to generation of waste. However, circula...
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Aerosol optical depth (AOD) and Ångström exponent (AE) are observed to be important parameters in understanding the status of ambient aerosol concentration over a particular location and depend not only upon the local but also on the large-scale dynamics of the atmosphere. The present article analyses the AOD and AE parameters retrieved with Modera...
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DNA barcodes in species tagging have become a popular tool for taking inventories of species from different groups worldwide. The present study aimed to generate DNA barcodes of butterfly species from the Western Himalayas in Uttarakhand, India. The Indian Western Himalayan region (IWHR) has been explored to a limited extent about butterfly species...
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Breast cancer is the most common carcinoma in women worldwide. The present case-control study was aimed to examine the association of BCL-2 (-938C> A), BAX (-248G > A), and HER2 (I655V i.e. A > G) polymorphisms with breast cancer risk in Indian population. This study enrolled 117 breast cancer cases and 104 controls. BCL-2 (-938C > A), BAX (-248G >...
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Background Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a multifactorial disorder that leads to alterations in gene regulation. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have become a major research topic as they are involved in metabolic disorders. Methods This study included a total of 400 study subjects; 200 were subjects with T2DM and 200 were healthy subjects. Ex...
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Pollinators play a key functional role in most terrestrial ecosystems and provide important ecosystem service to maintain wild plant communities and agricultural productivity. The decline in pollinators has been related to anthropogenic disturbances such as habitat loss, alterations in land use, and climate change. The surge in mobile telephony has...
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Morphometric and molecular divergence among four butterfy species of the families Nymphalidae and Pieridae from the western Himalaya region were investigated using molecular tools, traditional morphometric measures and a truss network system. The considered species were Danaus chrysippus, Vanessa cardui, Pieris brassicae and Pieris canidia. Tradi...
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Background: Type 2 diabetes mellitus [T2DM] has been one of the common diseases and is characterized by increased blood glucose levels and suggested that cell-free non-coding RNAs and microRNAs (miRNAs) have been demonstrated to serve as important diagnostic/prognostic biomarkers in diabetes. Materials/methods: The present study included clinica...
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Background: Inhibitors of apoptosis proteins such as cIAP-1 and cIAP-2 have recently emerged as the key mechanism in resistance to apoptosis in various cancers and lead to cell survival. Therefore, the present study aimed to evaluate the cIAP-1 and cIAP-2 expression in breast cancer patients, as well as their association with overall patient survi...
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Background. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) has emerged as an epidemic affecting more than four hundred million people throughout the world. It is a multifactorial disease with range of environmental and genetic factors responsible for its prevalence. In search of novel biomarkers for recording progress of various metabolic diseases, small noncodin...
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Background: Type 2 diabetes mellitus [T2DM] has been one of the common diseases and characterized by increased blood glucose levels. T2DM participates in several organ damages as well revealed that cell-free non-coding RNAs and microRNAs (miRNAs) have been demonstrated to serve as important diagnostic/prognostic biomarkers in the pathophysiology of...
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Purpose Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), a non- insulin dependent form of diabetes is predominantly the outcome of multivariate factors ranging from genetic, hereditary to environmental factors. CDKAL1 ((rs10946398)), gene play a permissive role in β-cell function by inhibiting activity of CDK5, the decrease of insulin gene expression. TCF7L2 ((rs7...
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Silk is environment’s gift to human being and a profitable fiber of animal foundation other than wool. Being an ecological, biodegradable and profitable material; silk has supposed unique importance in current scenario. Encouragement of sericulture can help in ecosystem development as well as elevated economic returns. India is the second largest p...
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The species composition and population dynamics of Order Collembola were studied for a period of 2 years. Four sites having different land uses were selected in and around North campus of Delhi University, Delhi, India. The sites selected included a mixed orchard, an agricultural field, a garden, and a forest area. All these sites supported a total...
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TCF7L2 gene codes for transcription factor (TF) expressed in many human tissues such as fat, liver as well as in pancreatic islets of Langerhans. TCF7L2 involved in Wnt signalling pathway and strong connection of single nucleotide polymorphisms in the TCF7L2 gene associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Present study aimed to study the clin...
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The populations of the butterfly Danaus chrysippus, Vanessa cardui, Pieris canidia and Pieris brassicae (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae and Pieridae) occurs in erratic habitat in Western Himalayas of Uttarakhand. In the present study, RAPD (random amplified polymorphic DNA) markers were used to assess the results of habitat loss and fragmentation on the...
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Sambar (Rusa unicolor) (Kerr, 1792) is a large native deer India and its subcontinent. The Sambar extends from India and Sri Lanka east along the southern Himalayas (including Nepal and Bhutan) through much of south China (including Hainan Island) to Taiwan (where it occurs in the central and eastern parts. Rusa unicolor is the most widespread deer...
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The present study was carried out to analyze the variations in the biochemical constituents like protein, carbohydrates and amino acids in different body tissues viz., haemolymph, silk gland and fat body in the healthy and Tiger band infect fifth instar larvae of the oak tasar silkworm A. proylei Jolly. The larvae were reared during the late spring...
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Butterflies assume crucial job in the biological system, there is co-developmental connection among butterflies and plants, their lives are interlinked. Butterflies are additionally called flying bloom, at whatever point goes showing its magnificence. These bugs overhaul the in vogue estimation of the circumstances by their flawless wing tints. But...
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Climate change is becoming a threat to the Biodiversity at the global level, becoming the cause for extinction of different species of flora and fauna. Species distribution models (SDMs) plays an important role in biodiversity conservation from its initial phase of development to the present time through the linkage between sciences to decision pro...
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Air pollution is a contamination of atmosphere by gaseous, particulate and biological molecules or by-products which can be harmful for human health and the environment. Rising issue of air pollution is an utmost concern of the world. Among various emission sources, motor vehicles and industrial processes contribute to the major portion of air poll...
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This study was carried out to determine the impacts of SOx, NOx, O3, SPM and RSPM on some biochemical parameters of Withania somnifera (L.) (Ashwagandha), a plant of medicinal importance. The plants were placed at two different sites selected on the basis of traffic flow and other anthropogenic activities. The selected medicinal plant species were...
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Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a chronic disorder and caused by both environmental and genetic factors. GWAS have identified >150 SNPs associated with T2D. In this review, susceptibility of different variants of T2D genes (HHEX, CDKAL1, WFS1 and SLC30A8) in different Asian populations is discussed. These genes play role in pancreatic β-cell functioning,...
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The study on the biology and economic traits of the oak tasar silkworm, Antherea proylei Jolly was carried out at Munsyari block in district Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand (30004'96'' N 80028'95'' E) during the late spring season (May-June) of 2015-16 to analyze the impact of feeding of the fresh leaves of Q. semecarpifolia on larval and economic charact...
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In the present study, we sequenced the individuals of the Danaus chrysippus from the different altitudinal ranges in the western Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, India and compared with other global published data across its distribution range using the cytochrome oxidase c subunit-I (COI). Among the sequences generated in this study, we observed to...
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This study was carried out to determine the impacts of SOx, NOx, O3, SPM and RSPM on some biochemical parameters of Withania somnifera (L.) (Ashwagandha), a plant of medicinal importance. The plants were placed at two different sites selected on the basis of traffic flow and other anthropogenic activities. The selected medicinal plant species were...
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The present review emphasized on decline of pollinators by application of insecticides. The pesticides affect badly to important pollinators alters their foraging behaviour and other important activities. The chemical composition of pesticides, methods and time of their application can alter toxicity to pollinators. To avoid this decline of pollina...
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The aim of present investigation is to elucidate the persistent increase in the concentration of particulate matter and gaseous pollutants in an area fastly developing as industrial belt in district Haridwar after development of State Industrial Development Corporation of Uttarakhand (SIDCUL) in 2002. An attempt is made to analyze the increase in t...
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Abstract: A study was carried out to correlate the combined impact of particulates and vehicular exhaust on the foliage of selected plants viz. R.communis, F.bengalensis, F.religiosa, C.fistula and S.indica at two different sites namely Amausi Airport ( a site I) and its adjacent area at Lucknow-Kanpur highway and B.B.A.U Campus (Site II). Dust loa...
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The present study was aimed to highlight the use and significances of molecular characterization of insect especially butterflies. The order Lepidoptera is largest and important group of class insecta. The insects are larger in terms of numbers of species and many species of these insects are still not satisfactory. The traditional or morphological...
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A study on the insect diversity in different eco-climatic altitudes of western Himalayan fruit orchards revealed that at an altitude of 1900-2200m, a total of 3,928 individuals belonging to 112 species of insect fauna from 31 families and 8 insect orders were recorded, of which 20 were abundant, 32 common, 41 uncommon and 19 were rare to the area....
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The indoor rearing of Oak tasar silkworm Antheraea proylei (Jolly) (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) was carried out in order to study its nutritional parameters viz. consumption, assimilation and tissue growth by feeding them oak twigs. During this study the ecological efficiencies of Antheraea proylei (Jolly) was studied in the lab condition. Total dura...
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A study on the insect diversity in different eco-climatic altitudes of western Himalayan fruit orchards revealed that at an altitude of 1900-2200m, a total of 3,928 individuals belonging to 112 species of insect fauna from 31 families and 8 insect orders were recorded, of which 20 were abundant, 32 common, 41 uncommon and 19 were rare to the area....
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A study was carried out to correlate the combined impact of particulates and vehicular exhaust on the foliage of selected plants viz. R.communis, F.bengalensis, F.religiosa, C.fistula and S.indica at two different sites namely Amausi Airport (a site I) and its adjacent area at Lucknow-Kanpur highway and B.B.A.U Campus (Site II). Dust load was calcu...
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Present study was conducted at six sites with different altitudes Viz.Raja Ji National Park (300 m), Kaladhungi (610 m), Jeliokot (1370 m), Kailakhan (1820 m), Snow view (2252 m) and China Peak (2611m) in Garhwal and Kumaun region of Uttarakhand (India). A total of 322 individuals of 29 species belonging to two families were identified. Family Pier...
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Hymenoptera community dynamics of fruit orchards of district Nainital, Uttarakhand was studied during 2007-2009 in eight fruit orchards. A total of 445 individuals were recorded, representing 20 species belonging to 6 families. Apidae and Vaspidae were the most dominant families with 6 species each followed by scolidae with 5 species, Bombidae, Rop...
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Insects are the major pollinators of most of the food crops all over the world. Today insect pollinators are facing a lot of threats due to which their abundance is decreasing day by day. A detailed survey was made to identify the various threats faced by the insect pollinators in the fruit orchards of district Nainital (Uttarakhand, India). The na...
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Present study was carried out at Gurukul Kangri University Campus, Haridwar to record the species composition of butterflies. During this study a total of 179 individuals belonging to 25 species and 04 families were reported. The Nymphalidae was the most dominant family in terms of number of species and represented by 10 species followed by Pierida...
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This study was aimed to record the complete life cycle of insect museum pest, commonly known as carpet beetle or furniture carpet beetle under normal room temperature and humidity. The eggs laid by female were 39.4+6.08 in number and incubation period was 18.44+1.5 days. The larval stages passed through 7.12+1.12 instars. The larvae were elongated,...
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Mango is one of the major fruit crops of south Asia from ancient time and at present it is prominent horticulture crop of India. It is grown in India in large extent and is considered as a king of all the fruits. The largest producer state of mango is Uttar Pradesh. In proportion to its area of cultivation, its production is very low due to insect...
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Assessment of physicochemical properties and concentration of the heavy metals in road side soil of Haridwar city in India was carried out during the three different seasons of a year. Soil samples were collected from six sites with varying traffic volume and driving style (stop vs. constant speed) and analyzed for five heavy metals (Pb, Cd, Zn, Cu...
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The present study was carried out during 2006-2008 to explore the butterfly diversity of district Nainital in Kumaon region of Uttarakhand state. A total of 2312 individuals were collected during the study period, representing 76 species of 15 families. Pieridae was the most dominant family contributing 22 species (28.94%) of total species reported...
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The study was carried out during 2007-2009 to find out the important insect pollinators of apple orchards of Mukteshwar belt which is very well known for the fruit production in Uttarakhand state. At each site a specific orchard of known area was selected for sampling every month and sampling was done between 0830 hours to 1100 hours and then 1400...
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The study aimed to appraise the effect of different air pollutants viz. SO 2 , NO x , SPM and RSPM on bio-physiological as well as yield characteristics of wheat and mustard plants grown at different sites in the urban and industrial areas of Haridwar City. The ambient levels of air pollutants were lowest at site 2 and 4 and hence these sites were...
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This paper examines the significant differences in seasonal variations of air pollutants concentrations at urban, industrial, commercial and agricultural areas of Uttarakhand. PM 10 (RSPM), suspended particulate matter (SPM), sulphur dioxide (SO 2) and oxides of nitrogen (NO x) were collected over four sites in Haridwar and Dehradun Valley, Uttarak...
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The experiments were conducted to obtain compost from some toxic weeds by using vermicomposting and conventional methods. The weeds used in the experiment were congress grass (Parthenium hysterophorus Linn.), water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) and bhang (Cannabis sativa Linn.). Total six sets of experiments were setup by using above materials. T...
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Secondary productivity of herbivorous insects in fruit orchards of Mukteshwar area of district Nainital was estimated. A total of 112 species of herbivorous insects belonging to 8 orders and 31 families were collected. The population density and biomass of insects ranged between 0.43 to 28.69 ha-1 and 10.62 and 184.45 mg ha-1 , respectively. The cu...
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Observations on foraging behaviour, time spent per flower and number of flowers visited per minute by the two species of honey bee viz. Apis cerana and A. mellifera were made and a significant and nonlinear relationship was found. The number of flowers visited by each bee was also examined and it was found that A. cerana visited higher number of fl...
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The present study was carried out to determine the impacts of SO2, NO x , SPM and RSPM, the most common air pollutants, generated mainly due to industries and vehicles, on some biochemical parameters and yield in wheat and mustard plants during 2006. The concentration of SO2, NO x , SPM and RSPM was determined at the polluted sites across the seaso...
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Changes in the concentration of different photosynthetic pigments (Chlorophyll and carotenoids) were determined in the leaves of six tree species exposed to air pollution due to vehicular emissions. The six tree species, which are all economically important because of their being fruit bearers, used for timber fodder and as road side trees on the b...
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A survey of predatory and mycophagous Coccinellid beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) was conducted at four sites, representing four different ecosystems and altitudes ranging between 210 to 305 m within the Haridwar district, India, over a period of two years (July 2005 to June 2007). A total of 3502 adult Coccinellid specimens were collected and...
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Joshi, et al, Performance of locally grown rice plants exposed to air pollutants in a rapidly growing industrial area of district Haridwar Performance of locally grown rice plants (Oryza sativa L.) exposed to air pollutants in a rapidly growing industrial area of district Haridwar, Abstract The different physiological parameters of rice plants expo...
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Insect diversity, richness and abundance were evaluated at different altitudes in three forest habitats in the Western Himalayas. The habitats studied were all situated between 2100 and 3500 m and included a site with no disturbances, a site with a moderate level of disturbance and a site with a very high level of disturbance. The species compositi...
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Gases and particulates pollutants emitted from automobiles and industries adversely affect the various trees at the edge of roadside. Chlorophyll 'a' content, chlorophyll 'b' content, total chlorophyll content and carotenoid decreased in Grevillea robusta A. Cunn., Eucalyptus citriodora Hook., Cassia fistula L. and ficus bengalensis L. at polluted...
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The different physiological parameters of rice plants exposed to ambient air pollution were determined at a site very close to an industrial area as well as at a site far from the industrial belt. Reduction in chlorophyll a, chlorophyll b, total chlorophyll content, ascorbic acid, carotenoid, pH, relative water content and APTI was recorded in the...
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Air quality monitoring was carried out with air quality index (AQI) method using ambient air monitoring data of Haridwar city and analysed three major pollutants namely SO 2 , NO x and SPM presented in ambient air. The study was conducted at residential, industrial and rural areas of Haridwar during 2005-2006. Air monitoring studies revealed that a...
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Studies were carried out to determine the physiological response of few economically important tree species viz., Mango (Mangifera indica), Eucalyptus citriodora, Sagon (Tectona grandis) and Sal (Shorea robusta) to roadside automobile pollution during 2004–2005. By determining some physiological parameters, which included chlorophyll a, and b, tota...
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Study on the species diversity of the order Odonata was carried out during 2002 ∼ 2004 at Dholbaha dam, which has a moist deciduous forest surrounding it in district Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India. A total of 30 species belonging to 7 families of order Odonata were recorded during the study period. The family Libellulidae, represented by 18 species was...
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Butterfly communities were studied along altitudinal gradients in the Pindari area of the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve in the Bageshwar district of Uttaranchal, India, during April 2005 to March 2006. The altitude of the study area ranged between 2000 m to 3050 m with temperate and sub- alpine types of vegetation. A transect method was used to coll...
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The present paper describes variation in some physio-chemical parameters of compost obtained in the laboratory...
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The present paper describes variation in some Physico-chemical parameters of compost obtained in the laboratory by using Eisenia foetida and by conventional methods. The results show a high increase in organic matter, phosphorous, water holding capacity, and a decrease in pH when used earthworms.
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Species composition and population density of insects at different altitudes of Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve was studied. The studied habitats included sites with no disturbance, a moderate level of disturbance and site with a very high level of disturbances situated between 2000m to 3500m. The species composition and density of insects varied in a...
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The species composition and community structure of the acridoid fauna in selected habitats of a moist deciduous forest in India were studied over the course of a year. The habitats represented a range of anthropogenic disturbances, including an undisturbed site, a naturally recovering site (deforested and replanted 20 yr earlier), a moderately dist...
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The role of Hymenoptera in pollinating the flowers is well recognised, they appear to have an important influence on other parts of the grassland ecosystem by supplying food for consumers. The other important function of these insects is the transfer of nutrients and energy from the primary producers to the decomposers.
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Population dynamics, biomass and secondary net production of orthopterans, particularly acridids, were studied in a temperate grassland at Naukuchiatal, India, from February 1986 to January 1988. A total of 38 plant species were recorded in the grassland and mean aboveground net primary production was 6760 kJ m-2 per year. Thirteen orthopteran spec...
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Population, biomass and secondary net production of aboveground insects were studied in a temperate grassland from February 1986 to january 1987. The live shoot biomass varied from 12·4±0·67 to 84·8 g m−2 and the aboveground net primary production was 190·3 g m−2 yr−1. A total of 65 species belonging to 33 families of 10 insect orders were collecte...
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An extensive survey of predatory and mycophagous Coccinellid beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) was conducted in the Dehradun District, India, over a period of two years (July 2005 to June 2007). A total of 4382 specimens of Coccinellids were collected at four different sites representing four different ecosystems having altitudes from 310m to 640...
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