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Estimation of carbon stocks of galam (Melaleuca cajuputi) Swamp Forest at each growth stage

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Basir Achmad, Ahmad Yamani

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Int. J. Biosci.14( 4), 197-206, April 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/14.4.197-206


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Research on biomass estimation and carbon stocks in the peat and swamp forest has been done by many researchers, but especially in the galam swamp forest has not been much studied. The present research analyzed the number of carbon stocks in the galam swamp forest at each growth stage. The method used was a destructive sample method. The result showed that the galam swamp forest at the tree stage has the highest carbon stocks followed by the pole and belta stages. The total amount of carbon stocks in the galam swamp forest was 6.606 tons/ha that consisted of 0.057 tons/ha for the belta stage, 1.724 tons/ha for the pole stage, and 4.825 tons/ha for the tree stage. Based on the Paired-Samples T-Test of SPSS, carbon stocks of the tree stage were significantly higher than those of the belta stage at a significant level of 99%, and they were significantly higher than those of the pole stage at a significance level of 95%. Furthermore, carbon stocks of the pole stage were not significantly different from those of the belta stage because it had more stands per hectare than those of the pole and tree stages. It is needed to do research on biomass and carbon stocks either in the vegetation or in the soil holistically in order to reveal the real amount of carbon stocks stored in galam forest sites.


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