Study of Standing Dead Biomass of a Grassland Community of Similipal Biosphere Reserve, Odisha

Authors(2) :-J. R. Sahu, K. L. Barik

The standing dead biomass of a grassland community in Podadiha Forest Block (86o 27’ E ; 21o 33’ N) of Similipal Biosphere Reserve was studied from July 2015 to July 2016. Short term harvest method of Odum (1) was employed for the determination of various compartmental biomass values. The standing dead biomass of the community exhibited a gradual increase in biomass value from July to March and attends a peak during April (142.88 g m-2). Thereafter, the value started a decreasing trend till the end of the sampling period. A minimum of 12.97 g m-2 of dead biomass was observed at the beginning of sampling period (i.e. July). The mean standing dead biomass of the community was found to be 58.41 g m-2. Compared to other grassland communities, the mean value of the standing dead biomass did not show similarity with the value of others. This variation is standing dead biomass might be due to the variability in climatic condition, topography, soil characteristics, microbial activities in the soil and the biotic interference of the locality.

Authors and Affiliations

J. R. Sahu
Lecturer in Botany, Meghasan College, Nudadiha, Mayurbhanj, Odisha (Research Scholar of North Orissa University), India
K. L. Barik
Assistant Professor of Botany, North Orissa University, Takatpur, Baripada, Odisha, India

Biomass, Standing Dead, Grassland, Community

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Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 3 | March-April 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-04-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 685-688
Manuscript Number : IJSRST1845430
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

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J. R. Sahu, K. L. Barik, " Study of Standing Dead Biomass of a Grassland Community of Similipal Biosphere Reserve, Odisha, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp.685-688, March-April-2017. Available at doi : 10.32628/IJSRST1845430
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