Volume 1 (Issue 1)

pp. 15-19

Open Access

Research paper

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: kuurshidevs@gmail.com

DOI:

Received: 

29 October 2021

Published:

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

Abstract

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.

Keywords:

Populus deltoids, Allergy, Respiratory disease, COVID 19, Kashmir

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Funding Information

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.