Volume 57, No. 3
September 2016

Review Papers
Surendra Pratap Singh & Vishal Singh – Addressing rural decline by valuing agricultural ecosystem services and treating food production as a social contribution

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Dube Timothy, Mutanga Onisimo & Ismail Riyad – Quantifying aboveground biomass in African environments: A review of the trade-offs between sensor estimation accuracy and costs

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Research Papers
Raciel Cruz-Elizalde, Christian Berriozabal-Islas, Uriel Hernández-Salinas, Miguel Angel Martínez-Morales & Aurelio Ramírez-Bautista – Amphibian species richness and diversity in a modified tropical environment of central Mexico

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Henrique Venâncio Silva, Estevao Alves-Silva & Jean Carlos Santos – On the relationship between fluctuating asymmetry, sunlight exposure, leaf damage and flower set in Miconia fallax (Melastomataceae)

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Nuru Adgaba, Al-Ghamdi A. Ahmed, Shenkute G. Awraris, Mohammed Al-Madani, Mohammed J. Ansari, Rachid Sammouda & Sarah E. Radloff – Pollination ecology, nectar secretion dynamics, and honey production potentials of Acacia ehrenbergiana (Hayne) and Acacia tortilis (Forsk.) Hayne, Leguminosae (Mimosoideae), in an arid region of Saudi Arabia

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Kiran Bargali & S. S. Bargali – Germination capacity of seeds of leguminous plants under water deficit conditions: implication for restoration of degraded lands in Kumaun Himalaya

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Mahmuda Islam, Saeed Hasan Salim, Mehedi Hasan Kawsar & Mizanur Rahman – The effect of soil moisture content and forest canopy openness on the regeneration of Dipterocarpus turbinatus C.F. Gaertn. (Dipterocarpaceae) in a protected forest area of Bangladesh

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N. Tenzing Baliah, G. Pandiarajan & B. Makesh Kumar – Isolation, identification and characterization of phosphate solubilizing bacteria from different crop soils of Srivilliputtur Taluk, Virudhunagar district, Tamil Nadu

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R. M. U. K. Gunarathne & G. A. D. Perera – Does the invasion of Prosopis juliflora cause the die-back of the native Manilkara hexandra in seasonally dry tropical forests of Sri Lanka?

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Wan Mohd Hafezul Wan Abdul Ghani, Che Salmah Md Rawi, Suhaila Abdul Hamid, Salman Abdo Al-Shami, Abu Hassan Ahmad & Ahmad Najmi Nik Hassan – Variation in environmental conditions influences diversity and abundance of Ephemeroptera in forest streams of northern Peninsular Malaysia

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MA. Nieves Trujillo-Tapia, E. Ramírez-Fuentes & P. Cervantes-Hernández – Presence and variation of cyanobacteria related to the physical properties of soil on the coast of Oaxaca, México

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P. Addo-Fordjour, Z. B. Rahmad & A. M. S. Shahrul – Liana species composition, dominance and host interactions in primary and secondary forests in Malaysia

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Gilmar Perbiche-Neves, Jorge Laço Portinho, Rosa Antônia Romero Ferreira & Marcos Gomes Nogueira - Increases in microcrustaceans (Cladocera and Copepoda) associated with phytoplankton peaks in tropical reservoirs

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D. Mohandass, Alice C. Hughes, Bruce Mackay, Priya Davidar & Tarun Chhabra – Floristic species composition and structure of a mid-elevation tropical montane evergreen forests (sholas) of the western ghats, southern India

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Fabio Petrozzi, Giovanni Amori, Daniel Franco, Philippe Gaubert, Nic Pacini, Edem A. Eniang, Godfrey C. Akani, Edoardo Politano & Luca Luiselli – Ecology of the bushmeat trade in west and central Africa

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Julia Caram Sfair, André Luis Casarin Rochelle, Andréia Alves Rezende, Juliano Van Melis, Robyn J. Burnham, Veridiana De Lara Weiser & Fernando Roberto Martins – Liana avoidance strategies in trees: combined attributes increase efficiency

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Jonathan Carlo A. Briones, Rey Donne S. Papa, Gil A. Cauyan, Norman Mendoza & Noboru Okuda – Fish diversity and trophic interactions in Lake Sampaloc (Luzon Is., Philippines)

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Dhruba Jyoti Das, Alok Saxena & P. S. Roy – Surface area’ based above ground woody forest biomass carbon estimation: A case study of Kolasib District, Mizoram, India

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Short Communications
Thomas Kuruvilla, C. M. Jijeesh & K. K. Seethalakshmi – Litter production and decomposition dynamics of a rare and endemic bamboo species Munrochloa ritcheyi of Western Ghats, India

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Arun Jyoti Nath, Tapas Bhattacharyya, S. K. Ray, Jyotirupa Deka, Ashesh Kumar Das & Huma Devi – Assessment of rice farming management practices based on soil organic carbon pool analysis

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Takaomi Arai, Razikin Amalina & Zainudin Bachok - Species-specific liver moisture content of coral reef fishes in the Malaysian South China Sea

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Michele Chiacchio – First photographic documentation of Dendrocolaptes sanctithomae preying on a frog

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