Skip to main content

Table 2 Rating parameters of various qualitative attributes applied for land status at Jodhpur

From: Appraisal of arid land status: a holistic assessment pertains to bio-physical indicators and ecosystem values

Parameter Ratings
1a 2a 3a 4a 5a
Removal of plant parts (%) Up to 50 51–75 76–85 86–95 > 95
Litter condition Accumulating Replacing None
Bot. Sp. composition of climax vegetation (BSC%) 25–40 10 to < 25 1–< 10 < 1
Relative importance value (RIV) of climax species Over 25 10 to < 25 6 to < 10 1 to < 6 < 1
Carrying capacity (ACU/100 ha) 20 17 13 5 None
Grazing intensity (GI) Light Moderate Heavy Very heavy
Density of un-palatable species (DUP) 10–20 21–40 41–60 61–80 > 80
  1. a1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 represent good quality, slight, moderate, severe and very severe degradation, respectively