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Determination of soil carbon stock in the forest of Lalko valley Swat and its implication for REDD

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Majid Ullah, Sarwat Naz Mirza, Aamir Saleem, Hakeem Ullah, Muhammad qasim, Farhat jabeen

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Int. J. Biosci.13( 1), 348-354, July 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/13.1.348-354


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Soil plays a vital role in mitigation of climate change as it serves as a prospective basin for atmospheric carbon. Every soil profile has its own soil organic carbon content (SOC). Present study was conducted at Lalko Valley district swat. This study focused on three specific objectives. At first SOC was determined at different soil depths. Second objective deals with the estimation of SOC. Third objectives serve the purpose of potential carbon storage in soil in perspective of REDD. Soil samples were taken at (0-15cm, 15-30cm, 30-60cm and 60-100cm) by core sampler. The soil samples were taken from three different plots. We used dry combustion method to asses SOC and hydrometer for soil texture. Reduction in SOC was recorded with increasing soil depth. Core method was used to determine soil bulk density. The recorded SOC indicate dissimilarities in degraded and forest sites.


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