Levels of Natural and Anthropogenic Disturbances and Assessment of Their Impact on Plant Community Functional Diversity


Department of Forestry, Wildlife & Environmental Science, Guru Ghasidas (A Central University) Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh), India

FORESTIST 2023; 73: 108-116
DOI: 10.5152/forestist.2022.22025
Read: 838 Downloads: 338 Published: 25 August 2022

Plant disturbance regimes have intensified recently in many parts of the world, and future plant communities are expected to amplify this development further in the coming decades. The changes in forest disturbance are a major challenge to the forest structure. The main aim of this article is to identify the various plant disturbances and their presence in the plant community. These disturbances affect the plant growth and structure of the forest. The disturbance is the influence of the positive and negative impacts on the plant. The disturbance factors influence the colonization and persistence of plant species. They act as filters that regulate community structure. The structure and composition of plant communities are influenced by the disturbance regime, which includes the frequency, intensity, and severity of disturbances. In most cases, disturbances affect the various activities in a plant community, like plant regime, frequency, intensity, severity, and composition. Many plant disturbances are very helpful for the forest growth structure and are also important for the conservation planning of the plant. In the disturbance, variability and species diversity are strongly linked, necessitating adaptations
that help boost plant fitness, which is required for survival. This article deals with how manmade and natural disturbances influence community structure and the required criteria for the development and growth of the plant.

Cite this article as: Kumar, R., Bhardwaj, A. K., & Chandra, K. K. (2022). Levels of natural and anthropogenic disturbances and assessment of their impact on plant community functional diversity. Forestist, 73(1), 108-116.

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