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Quantitatve Analysis of Forest Structure in the Middle Part of the Goktwin Area, Northern Shan State
- The present study deals with the assessment of quantitative structure and floristic composition of forest in Goktwin area, northern Shan State. A total of 72 tree species representing 51 genera and 28 families were analyzed in the study area. Importance Value Index (IVI), ShannonWiener (H) index, Simpson (D) index, Shannon-Wiener evenness (E) index were calculated. Shorea siamensis (Kurz.) Miq. (Ingyin) is found to be one of the ecologically dominant species contributing highest (IVI) (24.82%) with relative density (6.74%), relative frequency (3.25%), and relative dominance (14.83%). The diversity indices of Shannon-Wiener (H) and Simpson (D) value for tree species were 5.401, 0.965, shrubs were 3.062, 0.828, and herbs were 4.228, 0.931 respectively. ShannonWiener evenness (E) index for trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants were 0.875, 0.804 and 0.90. All the diversity indices pointed out that the study site is floristically high diverse.