ENVIS Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Sunday, July 14, 2024

Angiospermic Phytodiversity Assessment in Forest of Doon Valley

Angiospermic Phytodiversity Assessment in Forests of Doon Valley, Uttarakhand


Biodiversity is an essential component of ecosystem, where population of species interacts with each other and with their abiotic environment to form a community of organism that is relatively stable over time.

Phytodiversity assessment in forests of Doon Valley, Uttarakhand, India was conducted. Three Forest Ranges of Dehradun Forest Division were extensively surveyed for collection in different seasons.

Study Site

The Doon valley is located in the Siwalik Himalayas, lying between latitudes 29º55' and 30º30' N and longiatudes 77º35' and 78º24' E. It is about 20 km wide and 80 km long saucer shaped valley with a geographical area of ca. 2100 km2.

Location Map of the study sites.


Source: Indian Journal of Forestry, 39(3), 2016