IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this article

Tree Species Diversity and Productivity Relationship in the Central Region of Bangladesh


  • Niamjit Das
  • Swapan Kumar Sarker


The diversity-productivity relationship has received considerable attention during the past two decades, largely because of the continuous loss of biodiversity. The positive relationship between species diversity and productivity is significant as a credible argument for the conservation of biodiversity. This research was conducted in the central region of Bangladesh to exemplify the relationship between tree species diversity and stand productivity at four mixed plantations. In total 112 sample plots (size - 0.09 ha/plot) of four different mixed species plantations were systematically selected for data collection. After that, regression analysis explained a significantly positive relationship between tree species diversity and productivity at four mixed plantations. This research suggests that having more tree species generally raises plantation productivity. Therefore, this result indicates that mixed species plantations could be the better choice in the degraded and fallow forest lands of Bangladesh.

Suggested Citation

  • Niamjit Das & Swapan Kumar Sarker, 2015. "Tree Species Diversity and Productivity Relationship in the Central Region of Bangladesh," Journal of Forests, Conscientia Beam, vol. 2(2), pages 24-33.
  • Handle: RePEc:pkp:joufor:v:2:y:2015:i:2:p:24-33:id:173

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:pkp:joufor:v:2:y:2015:i:2:p:24-33:id:173. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no bibliographic references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: Dim Michael (email available below). General contact details of provider: .

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service. RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.