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Biomass, Primary Nutrient and Carbon Stock in a Sub-Himalayan Forest of West Bengal, India

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Quantitative information on biomass and available nutrients are essential for developing sustainable forest management strategies to regulate atmospheric carbon. An attempt was made at Chilapatta Reserve Forest in Duars region of West Bengal to quantify its above and below ground carbon along with available “N”, “P” and “K” in the soil. Stratified random nested quadrats were marked for soil, biomass and litter sampling. Indirect or non-destructive procedures were employed for biomass estimation. The amount of these available nutrients and organic carbon quantified in soil indicates that the forest soil is high in organic carbon and available “K” and medium in phosphorus and nitrogen. The biomass, soil carbon and total carbon (soil C+C in plant biomass) in the forest was 1,995.98, 75.83 and 973.65 Mg ha-1. More than 90% of the carbon accumulated in the forest was contributed by the trees. The annual litter production of the forest was 5.37 Mg ha-1. Carbon accumulation is intricately linked with site quality factors. The estimated biomass of 1,995.98 Mgㆍha-1 clearly indicates this. The site quality factor i.e. tropical moist deciduous with optimum availability of soil nutrients, heavy precipitation, high mean monthly relative humidity and optimum temperature range supported luxuriant growth which was realized as higher biomass accumulation and hence higher carbon accumulated.

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Abstract
 Introduction
 Materials and Methods
 Results and Discussion
  Canopy cover and PAR interception
  Biomass accumulation and partitioning
  Litter production and decomposition
  Litter “N”, “P” and “K”
  Soil physico-chemical profile
  Carbon accumulation
 Conclusion
 References

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  • Gopal Shukla Department of Forestry, Uttar Banga Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Pundibari-736165, Cooch Behar, West Bengal, India
  • Sumit Chakravarty Department of Forestry, Uttar Banga Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Pundibari-736165, Cooch Behar, West Bengal, India

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