Comparative Study of soil nutrients and carbon pool under Sal growing in Assam and Doon Valley

Sal forest of Assam and Uttarakhand shows that the soils have similar chemical and physical characteristics except for Potassium concentration, which is slightly higher in the Assam soil as compared to the Uttarakhand soil. Differences in available nitrogen and phosphorus was statistically non significant between the soil samples of Assam and Uttarakhand. In general, it can be concluded the soils under Sal in both the area have more or less similar properties, hence soils are mainly governed by the vegetation as the climatic conditions and topography of both the area was nearly same. Soils normally enriched by the litter produced by the vegetation which undergo many transformations and later on released the nutrients. Both the sites were covered with the same vegetation i.e. Sal therefore, soil nutrient concentration was similar.

Published by Dr. Chandrima Debi

Hi, I am Chandrima Debi. I am a Doctorate in Forestry and an independent researcher. Ever since childhood, I experienced deep-rooted connection with nature, forest and wildlife. I have written various research articles, case studies based on geology, forests, medicinal plants, biodiversity and conservation. Through this blog I share my experiences with nature and forests around us and aid towards the protection and conservation of biodiversity, wildlife and the values associated.

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