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Below Ground Biomass of a Grassland Community of Rairangpur in the District of Mayurbhanj, Odisha

Authors(2) :-B. N. Chawpattanayak, Kamal L. Barik

The below ground biomass of a grassland community of Rairangpur (860 11’ 45’’ E ; 220 16’ 45’’N) in the district of Mayurbhanj, Odisha was studied following “Short term harvest method” as proposed by Odum [1]. The below ground biomass value of the experimental site was found to be maximum in the month of April (615.73 g m-2) and minimum in the month of August (406.82 g m-2). The below ground biomass of the community exhibited an increasing trend from January to April. Thereafter, the value showed a gradual decrease in trend till August. Again, an increasing trend in below ground biomass value was observed from August till the end of the sampling period. Compared to other grassland community, the mean below ground biomass value of the present study did not show similarity. This might be due to the variation in topography, geographical distribution, species composition, climatic conditions, and soil characteristics, rate of decomposition and biotic interference of the locality.
B. N. Chawpattanayak, Kamal L. Barik
Grassland, Community, Biomass, Below Ground
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Publication Details
  Published in : Volume 1 | Issue 1 | March-April 2015
  Date of Publication : 2015-03-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 85-89
Manuscript Number : IJSRST1841381
Publisher : Technoscience Academy
PRINT ISSN : 2395-6011
ONLINE ISSN : 2395-602X
Cite This Article :
B. N. Chawpattanayak, Kamal L. Barik, "Below Ground Biomass of a Grassland Community of Rairangpur in the District of Mayurbhanj, Odisha", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp.85-89, March-April-2015
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