Here we examine recent disparate estimates of deforestation obtained for India. We discuss the sources of disparity and the implications of inaccurate estimates and suggest ways in which future attempts at estimating deforestation might reconcile the disparity. Despite the importance of deforestation and its consequences, no attempt has been made to reconcile the different estimates obtained for India.
deforestation, India, tropical forests, biodiversity, carbon dioxide
Biology | Forest Sciences | Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecology
Menon, Shaily and Bawa, Kamaljit S., "Deforestation in the Tropics: Reconciling Disparities in Estimates for India" (1998). Peer Reviewed Publications. Paper 12.