Volume 1 (Issue 1)
Russian Poplars (Populus deltoides) Boon or Bane: Perception of Residents of Kashmir Valley
Khursheed Ahmad Wani*, Irfan Jamila, Waseem Yaseen, Junaid Ahmad Malik
KAW: Department of Environmental Science, Govt. Degree College Bijbehara, Kashmir, J&K 192124, India
IJ: Department of Zoology, Govt. College for Women, Cluster University, Srinagar, J&K 190001, India
WY: Department of Environmental Science, Govt. Degree College Bijbehara, Kashmir, J&K 192124, India
JAM: Department of Zoology, Govt. Degree College Bijbehara, Kashmir, J&K 192124, India
*Corresponding author: Khursheed Ahmad Wani; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
29 October 2021
02 December 2021
Cite as: Wani, K. A, Jamila, I., Yaseen, W., & Malik, J. A. (2021). Russian Poplars (Populus deltoides) Boon or Bane: Perception of Residents of Kashmir Valley. Inventum Biologicum, 1(1), 15–19. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5805879
The objective of the study was to investigate perceptions of Environmental and health aspects of Populus deltoides among the residents of Kashmir valley. An online questionnaire was circulated among 100 students and the results were tabulated. The respondents have different opinions towards the perception on environmental and health aspects of Populus deltoides. 83.1 % of the respondents reported that these trees may also cause other respiratory diseases, Similarly, 83.1% respondents are in agreement that these trees cause nuisance to them and their family members. The early cutting down of branches from these may restrict the spread of cotton tufts as reported by 74.6% of the respondents and again 74.6% of the respondents think that it may cause impact to the economy of farmers in the area.
Populus deltoids, Allergy, Respiratory disease, COVID 19, Kashmir
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This research did not receive any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.
Declaration of Conflict
The authors declare that they have no known competing financial interests or personal relationships that could have appeared to influence the work reported in this paper.