On Knowledge Tourism: The case of Teak Museum& Bioresource Nature Trail
Talk ''On Knowledge Tourism: The case of Teak Museum and Bioresource Nature Trail" by Dr. U M Chandrashekara.
Senior Principal scientist, In-charge of Nilambur Teak Museum & Bio-resources Nature Park
Dr. U M Chandrashekara is the . He is theThe museum, is the world's first teak museum and is operated by the Kerala Forest Research Institute. The campus is rich in plant diversity with a total of 1643 taxa of angiosperm plants belonging to 840 genera and 152 families. Among these, 1452 taxa represented species (sub species and natural varieties included) while the remaining 191 taxa represented cultivars and hybrids. It may also be noted that the types of existing plant species are dependent upon the local geology, naturally-occurring or introduced soils, water availability, and the amount of human intervention. Thus a range of landscapes from carefully tended areas to areas that have reverted to nature under the influence of the forces that control ecological succession can be seen within the campus.