Invasive species identification by quadrat study in Berhampore Girls’ College, Murshidabad campus and establishment of plant rescue centre within the campus

  • Ankush Pal Assistant Professor, Dept of Botany, Berhampore Girls’ College, Berhampore, Murshidabad, India
  • Malay Mandal Contractual Whole Time Teacher, Department of Botany, Berhampore Girls’ College, Murshidabad, India
  • Biplab Bandyopadhyay Assistant Professor, Dept. of Botany, Krishnanath College, Berhampore, Murshidabad. India
  • Mitu De Associate Professor, Dept. of Botany, Gurudas College, Narkeldanga, Kolkata, India
  • Santi Ranjan Dey Assistant Professor, Dept. of Zoology, Rammohan College, Kolkata, India


With the increase in urbanization, studies focusing on urban ecology have developed rapidly. The plant community composition maybe disturbed due to both external and internal factors. Weeds are valuable agro-ecosystem components since they provide services complementing those obtained from crops. Ecosystem recovery from anthropogenic disturbances, either without human intervention or assisted by ecological restoration, is increasingly occurring worldwide. Plant rescues centre are usually areas which are left undisturbed for ecological restoration to take place.  In this investigation quadrat method was used to determine the species composition. Coexistence and competition both are affected directly by the number of individuals in the community. Frequency, relative frequency, density and abundance were calculated to characterize the community as a whole. For the data the invasive plant species were identified. For ecological restoration some indigenous plant species were introduced within the plant rescue centre.

Keywords: Plant rescue centres, ecological restoration, invasive species, quadrat method


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Author Biography

Santi Ranjan Dey, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Zoology, Rammohan College, Kolkata, India

Formerly Assistant Professor & Head, Dept. of Zoology,  Berhampore Girls’ College, Murshidabad, India


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Pal, A., Mandal, M., Bandyopadhyay, B., De, M., & Dey, S. (2019). Invasive species identification by quadrat study in Berhampore Girls’ College, Murshidabad campus and establishment of plant rescue centre within the campus. International Journal of Advancement in Life Sciences Research, 2(3), 1-10. Retrieved from