The present communication deals with the morpho-taxonomic enumeration of 28 species of Comarium from Mani Pokhar Pond of Jashpur District in Chhattisgarh. All these species have been recorded for the first time from this part of the state.

A study was conducted in different forests of districts of Rudraprayag and Pauri (Uttarakhand) in the Central Himalayas for determining the physical and chemical features of soil. The findings indicated that there was more accumulation of minerals in the undisturbed forests irrespective of disturbed forest type.

The changes undergone by physico-chemical properties of soil, profile morphology and the productivity index, as a result of bringing the barren land under Poplar plantation, were evaluated in Yamuna Nagar District of Haryana, where large chunks of land have been raised as block plantation with Poplar. The soils supporting Poplar plantations were enriched with organic carbon and nutrients.

The aim of the present study was to determine the effect of the litter chemistry of Ulmus villosa Brandis grown in the Dachigam National Park Srinagar J & K on their decomposition rates. Freshly fallen litter from the species were analyzed for N. Litter bag technique was used to determine their mass loss in the field for 1 year at monthly intervals.

Soil and vegetation study in relation to parent material was conducted in the Mussoorie Forest Division, Uttarakhand.

To find out the source and within tree variations in kattha and cutch content, fifteen sources of khair were studied in the Shiwalik area of Punjab.

Biotic pressure on Protected Areas (PAs) in developing countries is primarily to satisfy the fuelwood requirements and is one of the factors affecting their conservation.

Regeneration status of a forest indicates its health and a healthy forest ensures good future generations. Sal species which regulates its environment and forms pure stands in Doon Valley.

Soil fauna is perhaps the least known frontier of biological diversity. The present study was carried out to observe the changes in the soil faunal diversity subsequent to slash and burn agriculture or shifting cultivation locally called 'Jhumming; or 'Jhum'.

The present communication deals with the traditional knowledge of tribals of Toranmal region of Maharashtra regarding the use of plants for treating wounds. The tribals of this region use plants/plant parts or their suitable preparations for treating various ailments.