The theory and practices of silviculture need to be widely discussed and better understood. This simple and comprehensive book on Silviculture of Indian Trees presents different aspects of cultivation practices of forest species, regeneration, phenology, growth and yield. Silviculture is the practice of controlling the growth, composition and structure, and quality of forests to meet the values and needs, specifically timber production. Silviculture is the science and art of growing and cultivating forest crops, based on the knowledge of silvics which deals with the study of the life history and general characteristics of forest trees and stands with particular reference to local and regional factors. In particular, silviculture is the practice of controlling the establishment and management of forest stands. There has been increased public awareness towards raising plantation of tree species including management of soil and water conservation. Public concern regarding raising of plantations may have shifted from the extraction of timber for earning money, to the preservation of additional forest resources, including wildlife and old growth forest, protecting biodiversity, watershed management and recreation. Increased environmental awareness may contribute to an increased public mistrust of silvicultural professionals. But it can also lead to greater understanding about what professionals do for forests for nature conservation and ecological services. This book deals with some of the basic principles and practices of Silviculture of Indian trees. The book has been written with a view to cover the broad syllabus prescribed on the subject in various forestry colleges, forestry training institutes and Agricultural Universities in India. This will serve as a valuable source of information for the academicians in forestry colleges and institutes and also for the undergraduate and post graduate students for the preparation of competitive examinations in forestry discipline.
Dr. Siddappa Kannur, Ph.D. (Forestry) Technical Officer (Agroforestry) ICAR – Krishi Vigyana Kendra Banavasi Road, Sirsi -581401 Uttara Kannada District, Karnataka University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka, India E-mail: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org Post Graduate Diploma in System Management in Natural Farming from Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar (T.N.) during 2011. Post Graduate Diploma in Agricultural Extension Management from National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Hyderabad during 2013. Worked as Technical Assistant at All India Network Project on Rodent Control, University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bangalore from 15-11-2010 to 01-08-2013. Worked as Programme Assistant (Agroforestry) at ICAR – Krishi Vigyana Kendra, UASD, Sirsi, Karnataka from 02-08-2013 to 14-11-2015. Presently working as Technical Officer (Agroforestry) ICAR – Krishi Vigyana Kendra, UASD, Sirsi, Karnataka from 15.11.2015 to till date. Total 15 years of experience in the field of forestry (Teaching, research and extension). Awarded ‘UAS Gold Medal’ for having secured the grade point average and obtained First Rank from among the M. Sc. Graduates during the year 2000-2001. Awarded ‘The Team Award’ for valuable contribution for generating high revenue and best maintained research station for the year 2009-10 by UAS, Raichur, Karnataka. Awarded ‘University Merit Scholarship’ for good academic performance during graduation, postgraduation programme and Ph.D. programme at College of Forestry, Sirsi, UAS, Dharwad, Karnataka. Recipient of “Young Scientist Award” in the field of agroforestry by Astha Foundation, Meerut (U.P) during International Conference on Global Research Initiatives for Sustainable Agriculture and Allied Sciences (GRISAAS - 2019) during 20-22 October, 2019 held at ICAR- NAARM, Hyderabad, Telangana, India. Research areas of Interest – Nursery techniques, Agroforestry techniques and forest extension. Developed e-course materials and practical manuals for various courses of Silviculture and Agroforestry. Attended six AgMOOC courses and one NAARM course (Massive Open Online Course). Attended more than 35 conferences/ workshops/trainings/winter schools and short courses. Worked as principal and co-principal investigator for 10 research/ extension projects. Published more than 60 publications including research papers in NAAS rated journals/research notes/ papers presented and published in symposium /seminar/conference /workshop/training/international conference/popular articles published in journals/newspapers/books/chapters in books.
Dr. S.S. Inamati M.Sc. (Forestry) Ph.D. (Forestry) Assistant Professor of Silviculture and Agroforestry Department of Silviculture and Agroforestry College of Forestry, SIRSI 581 401 Karnataka University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, INDIA E-mail: inamatiss@ gmail.com/inamatiss@ uasd.in Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development (PGDRD) by IGNOU, New Delhi during 2004-05. Post Graduate Diploma Environmental Sustainable Development (PGDESD) by IGNOU, New Delhi during 2018-19. Worked as Subject Matter Specialist (Agroforestry), KVK, Gnagavati from 21.01.2006 to 04.11.2008 Presently working as Assistant Professor of Silviculture and Agroforestry in the Dept. of Silviculture and Agroforestry, College of Forestry, Sirsi Since 05.11.2008 till date (10 years) Total 15 years of experience in the field of forestry (Teaching, Research and Extension). Awarded “Best Presentation” in International conference on Agroforestry and Forestry Technologies, Amsterdam, The Netherlands in during January 20-22, 2018. Research areas of Interest - Site specific Silviculture, Forest tree nursery management, Vegetational studies, Forest modelling. Developed e-course materials and practical manuals for various courses of Silviculture and Agroforestry, Lecture Notes on Forest Mensuration, Lecture Notes Silviculture of Indian Trees, Lecture Notes on Quantitative Silviculture, Lecture Notes Productivity of Agroforestry systems. Attended more than 35 Conferences, Workshops, Trainings, Winter schools and short courses. Worked as Principal Investigator and CO-Principal Investigator for 12 Research Projects. Published more 140 scientific publications including Research papers in NAAS rated journal/Research notes/Papers presented and published in symposium/seminar / conference/workshop/Training/international conference/Popular articles published in journals/newspapers/Books/chapters in books.
Dr. Girish B. Shahapurmath M.Sc. (Forestry), Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Forest Management Department of Natural Resource Management College of Forestry, SIRSI 581 401 Karnataka University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, INDIA E-mail: email@example.com/shahapurmathgb @uasd.in
Post Graduate Diploma in Agricultural Extension and Management (PGDAEM) by MANAGAE, Hyderabad during 2014-15. Post Graduate Diploma Computer Applications (PGDCA) by Infotech Computer Education and Manipal Institute of Computer Education (MICE) during 2008-09. Presently working as Assistant Professor of Forest Management in Dept. of Natural Resource Management since from 16th October, 2012. Worked as Research Associate in AICRP on Agroforestry for 10 years with Research and Teaching. Recipient of “Distinguished Scientist Award” in Forestry by Agricultural and Environmental Technology Development Society (AETDS) in International Conference on Global Initiatives in Agricultural and Applied Sciences for Eco-friendly Environment (GAAFES-2019) at Nainital (UK) during Dec 1-2, 2019. Recipient of the “Best Teacher Award-2016” for outstanding contribution in the field of Forestry on the occasion of International Conference on “Rural Livelihood Improvement by Enhancing Farmers’ Income through Sustainable Innovative Agri and Allied Enterprises (RLSIAAe)” organized by the Society for Upliftment of Rural Economy, Varanasi (India) during 30th October to 1st November, 2018 held at Birla Institute of Technology, Patna. Recipient of “Outstanding Scientist Award” in Forestry by The Society of Tropical Agriculture, New Delhi, India in 7th International Conference on Agriculture, Horticulture and Plant Sciences held at Shimla (H.P.) during June 28-29, 2018. Recognized as a Life Member for the “Society for Upliftment of Rural Economy, Varanasi (Membership No. LM/245/2018). First prize for Best Poster Presentation on Multistorieyed Cropping of Teak-perennial vegetableslegume based Agroforestry system presented in National Symposium (Silver Jubilee) on “Agroforestry Knowledge for Sustainability, Climate Moderation and Challenges Ahead” held at National Research Centre for Agroforestry, Jhansi (UP) from 15-17 December, 2008. First Prize for Best Poster Presentation on “Forest Law and Models” presented in “National Kaanoonu Utsava” Ehibition held at Sirsi from 07.06.2014 to 06.07.2014 organized by Karnataka High Court, Bengaluru and District Law Service, Karwar and Bar Association, Sirsi. Silviculture and Agroforestry, Forest Management / Sustainable Forest Management, Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System in Forestry (GIS). Completed five research projects Trainings/Summer /Winter school, short courses attended-05 Ag MOOC courses (Massive Open Online Courses) attended-15 Total Scientific Publications-104 Full length research papers published in journals with NAAS rate-35 Research notes-04 Papers published in symposium/seminar/conference/workshop/Training/international conference-30 Popular articles published in journals / newspapers-20 Books / chapters in books published-15 (A) Developed e-course materials and published five forestry books for competitive exams. All books/study materials are available in UAS, Dharwad website www.uasd.edu and Library, COF, Sirsi as study materials for competitive exams (ASRB, RFO, ACF, KPSC, etc.)
Lecture Notes on Forest Management Lecture Notes Forest Policy, Laws, Legislation and Constitution of India Lecture Notes on Forest Business Management Lecture Notes Marketing and Trade of Forest Produce Lecture Notes on Remote Sensing in Forestry (B) Published five forestry text / reference books individually by “Satish Serial Publishing House (SSPH)” Delhi, with ISBN No for UG / PG / competitive exams. 1. Forest Management (ISBN: 978-93-88020633) 2. Forest Policy, Laws, Legislation and Constitution of India (ISBN: 978-93-88020657) 3. Forest Business Management (ISBN: 978-93-88020619) 4. Marketing and Trade of Forest Produce (ISBN: 978-93-88020671) 5. Remote Sensing and GIS in Forestry (ISBN: 978-93-88020675)