Assessment of floristic sampling, Conservation of Wetlands, Enviro Trips, IB Students field projects

Assessment of Floristic diversity in Nilgiris: Field project

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Native Forests of Nilgiris

Students from a leading international school (IB Curriculum) participated in a day long field study module organized by One Earth Foundation.  The days activities included

  • a study and understanding of native and exotic species in Nilgiris, 
  • Wetlands and their significance,  
  • assessment of floristic diversity in varied land covers in upper Nilgiris and 
  • computation of Simpson’s bio-diversity index
  • tools of forest mensuration:  Clinometer & densiometer

 

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Plantation forest: measuring the quadrat for collecting data

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Collecting Data

Weather conditions were not very conducive to field study, but there was no turning back.  The students and accompanying teachers were very enthusiastic and eager to explore. The day started off at 0745 hrs and we reached our trek starting location by 0830 hrs.  The trek took us through varied plantation forests and a reservoir below some of the largest wetlands in the Nilgiris region.  The group was accompanied by 2 Toda guides who helped in identification of native flora species. Trekking through acacia dealbata, eucalyptus globulus  and cypress plantations, our group reached one of the densest rain forests (shola)  of the region.  The students learnt first hand the difficulties and challenges of field studies and floristic sampling techniques.

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Measuring Girth at Breast Height (GBH) for samples

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Recording data

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The native shola forests of Nilgiris

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Floristic Sampling in native rain forest

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Learning how to use the clinometer

For further information on the educational field trips organized by One Earth Foundation, please contact

Raminder Chowdhary
oneearthfdn@gmail.com
+91-9008000338
oneearthfdn@gmail.com

 

 

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