Ravi Dutt Kamboj

Ravi Dutt Kamboj
Gujarat Ecological Education and Research Foundation (GEER) | GEER Foundation · Forests and Environment Deptt

Master of Science

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A new species of jumping spider from the genus Afraflacilla Berland & Millot, 1941 is described from India. A detailed morphological description, diagnosis and illustrations of the reproductive organs are provided. Distribution of the new species is also mapped.
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The Narmada canal command area (NCCA) of the Saurashtra region supports plethora of herbaceous angiosperms. The portion of NCCA located in Bhavnagar, Botad, Morbi and Surendranagar districts had been investigated for inventorying in pre-monsoon and post-monsoon seasons from February 2018 to November 2019 through quadrat and transect methods. The Na...
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The names Plexippus tectonicus Prószyński, 2003 and Plexippus similis Wesołowska & van Harten, 1994 are considered as junior synonyms of Plexippus clemens (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1872). The male of Plexippus clemens (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1872) is redescribed in detail, with a new distribution record from India. A detailed morphological description,...
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Two new species of the jumping spiders, Phintella cholkei sp.n. and Icius tukarami sp.n., from Maharashtra state, India are described. Their detailed morphological descriptions, diagnoses and illustrations of the copulatory organs are provided. Yet, observations on maternal care and habitat of P. cholkei sp.n. are provided as well.
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In the current study, to understand LULC changes during the period from 2005-2016 in Rajkot Municipal Corporation, the digitalised satellite imageries (LISS-IV) were assessed and interpreted. During investigation and analysis, various LULC categories such as open land/area and water bodies had shown a gradual decline by 66.19 ha (0.79%) and 156.73...
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The study presents climate vulnerability assessment for 83 villages spread over three geographically distinct regions of Kachchh inhabited by the vulnerable natural resource dependent communities - Khadir Bet (Island) having marginal agriculture community, Banni grassland having pastoral communities and the coastal regions of Abdasa and Mandvi havi...
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In the present study, nutrient status especially Organic Carbon (OC), Total Nitrogen (TN) and Carbon and Nitrogen (C/N) ratio have been investigated in the soils taken from location inside forest from 3 different forest types, 3 density classes and 3 topographies as well as from 2 location outside forest areas for each forest types. Soil samples we...
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The present study was conducted with an aim of documenting the diversity of flowering plants in selected localities in the estuarine and adjoining riparian zones of Sabarmati and Mahi rivers of Gujarat, India. The Sabarmati and Mahi rivers are west-flowing perennial rivers having considerable ecological and religious importance. A total of 40 speci...
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p>The objective of the present study was to assess the water quality of canal (man-made lotic waterbody) and ponds (man-made lentic waterbodies) present in Narmada Canal Command Area (NCCA) spread over four districts of Saurashtra region of Gujarat State, viz. Bhavnagar, Botad, Morbi, Surendranagar districts. Values of important physico-chemical pa...
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he present study deals with the congregation of avifauna at various locations in Gulf of Kachchh (GoK), Gujarat, India. The study was conducted between 2011 and 2014. A total of 14 sites were identified in Gulf of Kachchh which had regular and remarkable congregation of mono-species or multi-species of waterbirds. The observations were made through...
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Phintelloides undulatus (Caleb & Karthikeyani, 2015) is redescribed, along with the description of its female for the first time. Detailed morphological description, diagnosis, and illustrations of the copulatory organs are provided. New distribu-tional records of the species are also mapped.
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Non- timber Forest Products (NTFPs) are the most accessible forest products of forest dwellers living in the vicinity of the forest areas which are important for their livelihood. In the present study, 10% of total villages and 10% of total sampled village households were selected in Baria Forest Division (BFD). Apart from this, the house to house...
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Khijadiya is a wetland having two different types of vegetation, i.e. hydrophytes growing in/around fresh water ponds and halophytes growing in/near intertidal mud flats. A study was conducted on the diversity and community composition of hydrophytes and halophytes in Khijadiya wetland. A total of 12 hydrophytes and 10 halophytes were recorded. The...
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Fringe areas of the Little Rann of Kachchh (LRK), Gujarat characterized by co-existence of Indian Wild Ass local communities mainly engaged in agriculture activities. As Wild Ass opportunistically feeds on crops, chances of Man-wildlife conflict exist. The present study evaluates this issue and identifies villages with high potential of Man-wildlif...
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The present study deals with floristic diversity of fringes and bets (Islands) of Little Rann of Kachchh (LRK), Gujarat carried out during October 2015 to March 2017. During the study, transect method had been applied for floral study. The study recorded a total of 210 species of plants which included 22 species of trees, 26 species of shrubs, 108...
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The diversity and quantity of NTFPs in any area can provide the availability of economic benefits flowing from the NTFPs. So, in the current study, an attempt has been carried out to know the total quantity of collection and total economic benefits of NTFPs existing in Valsad North Forest Division (VNFD) and Valsad South Forest Division (VSFD). An...
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While implementing climate adaptation interventions for communities and the ecosystems they depend on, it is imperative to understand how the implemented adaptation initiatives have enabled the communities in coping with the climatic changes and what have been the visible impacts of such interventions. For the selected 32 villages from three distin...
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This paper includes additional detailed characters and new distribution records of the male of Icius alboterminus (Caleb, 2014) from India. A detailed morphological description based on scanning electron microscopic (SEM) images and illustrations of the reproductive organ are provided.
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The present study compares floral diversity of four major islands (bets) in Little Rann of Kachchh (LRK) in Gujarat. During the study, transect and Daubenmire quadrat methods were used for collecting qualitative and quantitative data i.e. frequency and per cent cover of herbaceous plants. The study has revealed occurrence of 9 species of trees, 10...
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This study deals with comparative floral inventory in two Protected Areas (PAs)-Vansda National Park (VNP) and Ratanmahal Sanctuary (RS) of Gujarat state. During the study, transect and quadrat methods have been applied to achieve qualitative and quantitative information of flora in which the quadrat size varied for the trees and shrubs, respective...
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Fringe areas of Little Rann of Kachchh, Gujarat are characterized by coexistence of Indian Wild Ass and local communities mainly engaged in agriculture activities. As Wild Ass opportunistically feeds on crops, chances of Man-wildlife conflict exist. The present study evaluates this issue and identifies villages with high potential for Man-wildlife...
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The forest ecosystem is a primary source of fuel wood for forest dwellers as cooking energy and other purposes. The forest dwellers depend on the nearby forest area for taking fuel wood on headloads or otherwise. Therefore, an attempt has been done to estimate the quantity and monetary value of fuel wood being collected from the forest areas of Nar...
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The paper represents an analytical overview of decadal changes of mangrove cover in India with special emphasis on Gujarat state since 1987 based on published reports of Forest Survey of India. During last three decades in India, the mangrove cover has shown an increase of 21.6%. However, the mangrove cover increased from 0.12% to 0.15% of the tota...
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The study was carried out to determine the natural regeneration of four species of mangroves along with estimation of physico-chemical characteristics of sediment and water from seven sites of mangroves in the southern Gulf of Kachchh. Spatial variation of different parameters of water and sediment investigated were: water-pH (7.87-8.04); Salinity...
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The present study compares diversity of hydrophyte species of three inland wetlands of Central Gujarat (Pariej, Kanewal and Wadhwana wetlands.). The study had recorded occurrence of total 19 species of hydrophytes that included 8 species of rooted submerged, 1 species of free floating, 5 rooted species with floating leaves and 5 species of emergent...
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In this study, an attempt has been made to estimate monetary value realized by local communities from non-timber forest products (NTFPs) collection from the protected forest of Surat Forest Circle (SFC) of Gujarat state. The study is based on survey of 10% households in the identified 10% forest villages as per stratified random sampling. The selec...
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The study described the diversity and phytosociological attributes of plant species (trees, shrubs and herbs) in coastal areas of Devbhoomi Dwarka District and its islands in the Gulf of Kachchh. A random sampling method was employed in this study. A total of 243 plant species were recorded of which trees and shrubs represented with 30 specieseach....
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Non Wood Forest Products (NWFPs) are important goods that act as a source of subsistence of forest dwellers living in the vicinity or within forest areas. In the present study, an attempt has been made to quantify collection of different types of NWFPs and the associated economic benefits derived by the communities in South Dangs Forest Division (S...
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The 2015-2016 E1 Niño Southern Oscillation event was one of the extreme climate events which elevated the sea surface temperature (SST) of tropical oceans, which in turn increased the level of thermal stress on corals. Coral bleaching event is mainly caused due to high positive SST anomaly, i.e., when SST exceeds its normal summer maxima. Corals in...
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The Non Wood Forest Products (NWFPs) are substantial source of food and livelihood security to the tribal people throughout world. The NWFPs can be categorized in the different forms like leaves, flowers and seeds, gums and tanning materials, herbs and other miscellaneous items, fruits and bamboos etc. In this study, an attempt has been made to est...
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The present study had been carried out covering riverine and estuarine areas of Mahi river, which is one of the major rivers that flows through Gujarat. The water samples were collected from selected sites from March 2017 to February 2018 in order to assess seasonal variation in water quality parameters. A total of nine physico-chemical parameters...
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The present study was conducted to assess the seasonal and spatial variations at eight estuarine and riverine locations of Tapi River, which is one of the major rivers of Gujarat, India. The monitoring of water quality for these locations was carried out on seasonal basis in pre-monsoon and post-monsoon seasons from March 2017 to February 2018. A t...
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The present study was conducted at various estuarine and riverine sites of Sabarmati River which is one of the major rivers of Gujarat, India. A total of nine physico-chemical parameters of collected water samples were analyzed during Hardness showed significant spatial variation whereas Water temperature, Dissolved Oxygen and Total Hardness showed...
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Assessment of seasonal variation in surface water quality is important for evaluating the limnological changes in a reservoir. The present study was carried out in Wadhwana irrigation reservoir for understanding changes in different physico-chemical parameters of water quality from July 2016 to May 2017. The values of selected physico-chemical para...
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Migratory species, often receive special attention, nationally and internationally, for conservation. A large number of migratory birds regularly visit the Indian subcontinent especially during winter season. The Gulf of Kachchh (GoK) is one of the destinations of migratory birds under Central Asian Flyway, and existence of diverse habitats resulte...
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The monitoring of coastal water quality was done on seasonal basis in pre-monsoon, monsoon and post-monsoon for three years duration (November 2011 to December 2014). Data obtained were applied to Arc-GIS software 10.3 for the preparation of thematic maps to evaluate the spatial and temporal variation in water quality parameters. Cluster analysis s...
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Compared to other taxons of crustacea, limited literature is available on the diversity of Infraclass Cirripedia (Barnacles), as they are not much studied from the taxonomical point of view. The present study describes a total of 7 species of Intertidal cirripedia from Gujarat coast which includes the actual study and review. The highest species di...
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The Little Rann of Kachchh (LRK) is a well-known stronghold of Indian Wild Ass (Equus hemionus khur). Fringes of the LRK, especially the southern fringe, represent the areas of the LRK where maximum population of Wild Ass occurs due to relatively perpetual availability of water and food in the form of agricultural crops due to existence and expansi...
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The Article described distribution of Threatened Animals in the Little Rann of Kachchh (LRK), Gujarat, India in recent time-frame
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The article mainly described faunal diversity on four major islands (Bets) in the Little Rann of Kachchh (LRK), Gujarat, India.
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The Non-wood Forest Products (NWFPs) or Non-timber Forest Products (NTFPs) have shown a great contribution to the tribal economy, in the international, national and regional markets and this have abundant economic significance for them. The present study was initiated through the primary survey of households to estimate the total collection and the...
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Gujarat is situated on the northwestern part of peninsular India.The state has two major gulfs, namely, Gulf of Khambhat and Gulf of Kachchh (GoK) which embrace diverse coastal habitats as well as biota of ecological significance. The GoK is the biggest gulf on the west coast of India in the Arabian Sea having 42 islands fringing with corals and ma...
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Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary is the only Ramsar Site in the State of Gujarat in India. It is the largest natural, freshwater inland wetland of Gujarat. This wetland supports high diversity and population of waterbirds and other aquatic organisms. The reason for such a high population of aquatic organisms attracted to this area is due to the diverse h...
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Gulf of Kachchh (GoK) is the only area on the west coast of India where Dugong is known to occur, but information pertaining to the Sirenian in GoK is limited. Therefore, a study was conducted from 2007 to 2009 mainly through fishermen interview survey to get information pertaining to distribution of Dugong in GoK. The study has indicated that Dugo...
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Floristic inventory and diversity assessment are necessary to understand the present diversity status of the conservation of biodiversity. Shorelines are one of the most rapidly changing places on the Earth. The Gulf of Kachchh (GoK) is a semi-enclosed coastal indentation with predominance of mangrove ecosystems, coral reefs, associated rich marine...