Chowdhury, M. R., Zaman, S., Jha, C. S., Sengupta, K., Mitra, A.
We evaluated the biomass and stored carbon in three dominant mangrove species of Indian Sundarbans in relation to specific soil parameters (soil salinity, pH, organic carbon, nitrate-nitrogen, phosphate-phosphorus, sulphate-sulphur and potassium). The study was conducted in two sampling stations with contrasting physico-chemical variables preferably salinity. The growth and stored carbon was more in the species of Lothian Island (located in the western Indian Sundarbans) compared to Bonnie camp (located in the central Indian Sundarbans). ANOVA results identified soil salinity, organic carbon, nitrate-nitrogen and phosphate-phosphorus as the primary drivers influencing the growth and carbon storage potential of the selected species.
Indian Sundarbans, Mangroves, Soil parameters, Above Ground Biomass (AGB), Above Ground Carbon (AGC)
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Chowdhury, M. R., Zaman, S., Jha, C. S., Sengupta, K., & Mitra, A. (2014). Mangrove Biomass and Stored Carbon in relation to Soil Properties: A Case Study from Indian Sundarbans. International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars, 3(2), 58-69.