Table 1

Details of sampling plots. Plot ages were determined by consultation with local people. The labels in the first column are used to identify plots throughout the rest of the paper.

Plot

Details

Size (ha.)


jh1A

1 year jhum fallows, cultivated and abandoned in 1998

3–4

jh1B

1 year jhum fallows, cultivated and abandoned in 1998

3–4

jh5

Two adjoining, indistinguishable 4–5 year jhum fields cultivated and abandoned in 1994 & 1996 respectively

4–6

jh10

Three adjoining, indistinguishable 7–10 year jhum fields cultivated and abandoned between 1988 & 1991

4–6

jh35

Five adjoining, indistinguishable 30–35 year post-jhum fields cultivated and abandoned between 1963 & 1969

8–10

tk4

4 year old teak plantation, planted in 1994

3–4

tk 22

Subset of a 22 year old teak plantation, planted in 1977

4–6

matA

Subset of slightly disturbed contiguous mature forest

4–6

matB

Subset of undisturbed contiguous mature forest

4–6

matC

Subset of undisturbed contiguous mature forest

4–6


Pawar et al. BMC Ecology 2004 4:10   doi:10.1186/1472-6785-4-10

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