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Standing Dead Biomass of a Grassland Community of Kaptipada Forest Range of Mayurbhanj District in Odisha, India
Authors(2) :-D. L. Bhuyan, K. L. Barik
The standing dead biomass of a grassland community of Kaptipada forest range (210 51’ N; 860 53’E) in Odisha was carried out following “short term harvest method” of Odum (1). The standing dead biomass values of the experimental site exhibited an increasing trend from July to December and then attend a peak in the month of January (78.64 g m-2). Thereafter, a decreasing trend in value was observed and showed a minimum of 3.44 g m-2 during June. Onwards, the value again showed increasing at the end of the sampling period. The mean standing dead biomass of the community was found to be 37.31 g m-2. The mean standing dead biomass value of the community, when compared to other grassland communities, present findings did not show similarity. This variation in standing dead biomass value might be due to the variation in topography, species composition, climatic conditions, soil characteristics and the biotic interference of the locality.
D. L. Bhuyan, K. L. Barik
Grassland, Community, Biomass, Standing Dead
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Published in : Volume 4 | Issue 7 | March-April 2018
Date of Publication : 2018-04-30
License: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 193-196
Manuscript Number : IJSRST1845429
Publisher : Technoscience Academy
PRINT ISSN : 2395-6011
ONLINE ISSN : 2395-602X
Cite This Article :
D. L. Bhuyan, K. L. Barik, "Standing Dead Biomass of a Grassland Community of Kaptipada Forest Range of Mayurbhanj District in Odisha, India", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 4, Issue 7, pp.193-196, March-April-2018
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