Ph.D. Scholar, JAWAHARLAL NEHRU UNIVERSITY
How vegetation structure and composition and soil properties changes at different slope aspect.
My research area is confined to ecology and environment in Western Himalayas. I am basically working on how vegetation structure and composition as well as soil physico-chemical properties changes according to different slope aspects and at different elevations.Slope aspect play an important role in shaping vegetation community in monatne ecosystem. The northern aspect being moister and cooler in northern hemisphere and the southern aspect being drier and warmer. The case is exactly opposite for the southern hemisphere. So, how plants respond to such situation and how there is change in their structure and regeneration pattern will be dealt. The soil properties at varying depth were being analysed to know their relationship with existing plant community and check the nutrient status of the soil. Correlation was applied to make the study more simpler and also in knowing this webbed ecosystem processes.