Volume 55, No. 1
January 2014

Research Papers
Animesh Dey & P. S. Chaudhuri Earthworm community structure of pineapple (Ananas comosus) plantations under monoculture and mixed culture in West Tripura, India

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Nyadoi, P., P. Okori,  J. B. L. Okullo, J. Obua, S. Fluch,  K. Burg & R. Jamnadass  – Tamarindus indica L. patterns of diversity from the genetic to the niche-species level in East Africa

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Suresh Kumar & Manish Mathur Impact of invasion by Prosopis juliflora on plant communities in arid grazing lands

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Taurai Bere Ecological preferences of benthic diatoms in a tropical river system in São Carlos-SP, Brazil

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R. M. U. K. Gunarathne & G. A. D. Perera Climatic factors responsible for triggering phenological events in Manilkara hexandra (Roxb.) Dubard., a canopy tree in tropical semi-deciduous forest of Sri Lanka

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Lalthanzara Hmar & Sunkam N. Ramanujam Earthworm cast production and physico-   chemical properties in two agroforestry systems of Mizoram (India)

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V. S. Ramachandran, K. Swarupanandan & M. Sanjappa – Status and distribution of Humboldtia bourdillonii (Leguminosae), an endangered tree species of the Western Ghats, India

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S. Mukhopadhyay, S. N. Roy & V. C. Joy – Enhancement of soil enzyme activities by the feeding impact of detritivore arthropods on tropical forest tree leaf litters

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Jo-Anne Nina Sewlal & Adrian Hailey Sampling tropical spiders: Estimating the biodiversity of the orb-weaving families Araneidae, Nephilidae and Tetrag-nathidae in natural and disturbed habitats in Trinidad, West Indies

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Edson Gandiwa, Patience Zisadza-Gandiwa, Lovemore Mango & Josephy Jakarasi – Law enforcement staff perceptions of illegal hunting and wildlife conservation in Gonarezhou National Park, southeastern Zimbabwe

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Myrene Roselyn Dsouza & B. E. Ravishankar – Nutritional sink formation in galls of Ficus glomerata Roxb. (Moraceae) by the insect Pauropsylla depressa (Psyllidae, Hemiptera)

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Short Communication
A. G. Silva, L. Freitas & J. P. A. Pires A Fournier Index upgrade as a new approach for quantitative phenological studies in plant communities

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