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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(6): 1880-1885
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.606.219


Carbon Sequestration Potential of Native Vegetation in Sivagangai District of Southern Tamil Nadu, India
A. Balasubramanian, C.N. Hari Prasath* and S. Radhakrishnan
Department of Silviculture, Forest College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Mettupalayam - 641 301, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A field experiment was conducted to assess the carbon sequestration potential of native vegetation in trees, shrubs and herbs at Nattarasankottai Village, Sivaganga district in Tamil Nadu that lies between N 9°52’13.37’’ and E 78°33’06.80’’. The native vegetation was assessed for its carbon accumulation potential in five trees, nine shrubs and six herbs. Among the five tree species, Acacia leucophloea exhibited maximum biomass carbon content of 532.32 kg ha-1 and minimum in Acacia mellifera (77.99 kg ha-1). Whereas in shrub species, Dodonaea viscosa recorded the highest biomass carbon content of 1391.42 kg ha-1 and lowest in Opuntia dellenii (29.36 kg ha-1). In herbs, Sida cordifolia exhibited highest biomass carbon content (262.09 kg ha-1) and the lowest in Ocimum basilicum (41.24 kg ha-1). The field study inferred that, Acacia leucophloea (Trees), Dodonaea viscosa (Shrubs) and Sida cordifolia (Herbs) contributed maximum biomass carbon content to the native vegetation under dry land condition.


Keywords: Native vegetation, Wasteland, Biomass carbon, Trees, Herbs.
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Balasubramanian, A., C.N. Hari Prasath and Radhakrishnan, S. 2017. Carbon Sequestration Potential of Native Vegetation in Sivagangai District of Southern Tamil Nadu, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(6): 1880-1885. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.606.219