Allometry and Biomass Studies for Planted Mangroves of Kantiyajal, Gujarat, India

Authors(5) :-Mrugesh Trivedi, Algiri Thivakaran, Karan Bhatt, Nikunj Bhayani, Haresh Bhuva

Allometric equation for the planted mangroves of Kantiyajal village, Gulf of Khambhat, Gujarat, India was derived by studying morphometric characters. Studied plantation was carried out in three phases from the year of 2010 - 11, 2011-12 and 2012 - 13. The objective of the present study was to understand the height-biomass relationship to establish allometric equation for young (maximum four years old) planted mangroves. The plantation is a single species formation of Avicenna Marina which is the predominant species in the natural mangrove formation in this coastal stretch. In total 24 plants were tried to completely uproot, out of which five plants were excluded from study due to difficulties in removing complete root system and 19 specimens were used to derive equation. To the best of our knowledge, the allometric models developed in the present study is the first attempt so far made for commercially planted mangroves in Gujarat. Thus it may be significant for future estimation of biomass growth of planted mangroves in Gujarat as a whole in view of the uniformity of geographic and environmental factors.

Authors and Affiliations

Mrugesh Trivedi
Department of Earth and Environmental Science, KSKV Kachchh University, Mundra Road, Buj, Kachchh, Gujarat, India
Algiri Thivakaran
Senior Principle Scientist, Marine Division, Gujarat Institute of Dessert Ecology, Bhuj, Kachchh, Gujarat, India
Karan Bhatt
Department of Earth and Environmental Science, KSKV Kachchh University, Mundra Road, Buj, Kachchh, Gujarat, India
Nikunj Bhayani
Department of Earth and Environmental Science, KSKV Kachchh University, Mundra Road, Buj, Kachchh, Gujarat, India
Haresh Bhuva
Department of Earth and Environmental Science, KSKV Kachchh University, Mundra Road, Buj, Kachchh, Gujarat, India

Planted Mangrove, Allometric Relationship, A. Marina; An Approach To Monitor Growth Of Planted Mangroves

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Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 8 | November-December 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-12-31
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 801-805
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Mrugesh Trivedi, Algiri Thivakaran, Karan Bhatt, Nikunj Bhayani, Haresh Bhuva, " Allometry and Biomass Studies for Planted Mangroves of Kantiyajal, Gujarat, India", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 3, Issue 8, pp.801-805, November-December-2017.
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