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Assessment of phytomass and total carbon stock of multipurpose trees species Populus deltoides, Grevillea robusta and Albizzia lebbeck under rain-fed conditions in Islamabad, Pakistan

By: Noureen Khan, Dr. Rukhsana Kausar, Mohammad Umar Farooq, Usman Ali Tiwana

Key Words: Carbon stock, Phytomass, Soil organic carbon, soil inorganic carbon.

Int. J. Biosci. 15(6), 247-258, December 2019.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/15.6.247-258

Certification: ijb 2019 0277 [Generate Certificate]

Abstract

This study was designed to assess the total phytomass (Kg ha-1) and their total carbon stock (Mg C ha -1 yr-1) of three multipurpose tree species i.e. Grevillea robusta (silver oak), Populus deltoids (poplar), Albizzia lebbek (siris), under rain-fed conditions in three selected areas of Islamabad. Phytomass was measured through allometric equation by measuring height and diameter at breast height (DBH). Carbon stock was measured using universal conversion factor. Physical parameters of the soil samples (pH, electrical conductivity, texture, soil inorganic carbon and soil organic carbon) were also measured in soil physics lab in Land Resource Institute (LRRI), NARC. Maximum phytomass 73.39 Kg ha-1yr-1 and total Carbon stock 40.15 Mg C ha-1yr-1 was found in the Populus deltoides than 55.36 Kg ha-1yr-1 phytomass and 31.42 Mg C ha-1yr-1 of Carbon stock by Albizzia lebbeck and 23.18 Mg C ha-1yr-1 Carbon stock and 39.26 Kg ha-1yr-1 phytomass was calculated in Grevillea robusta. National Institute of Health (NIH) site ranked recorded the maximum Carbon stock and phytomass followed by National Agriculture Research Institute (NARC) and Rose and Jasmine Garden (RJG). Mixed fast growing MPTS with high Carbon Stock ability will help to achieve the forested area cover of 25% in a country along with carbon sequestration to combat global warming and climate change on a global level.

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Assessment of phytomass and total carbon stock of multipurpose trees species Populus deltoides, Grevillea robusta and Albizzia lebbeck under rain-fed conditions in Islamabad, Pakistan

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Noureen Khan, Dr. Rukhsana Kausar, Mohammad Umar Farooq, Usman Ali Tiwana.
Assessment of phytomass and total carbon stock of multipurpose trees species Populus deltoides, Grevillea robusta and Albizzia lebbeck under rain-fed conditions in Islamabad, Pakistan.
Int. J. Biosci. 15(6), 247-258, December 2019.
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