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Influence of soil properties on tree species diversity of the base of Mt. Musuan, Bukidnon, Philippines

By: Kean Roe F Mazo, Jaykim D Inot, Ricardo G Villar

Key Words: Soil chemical properties, Tree diversity, Species richness, Tropical forest, Soil-plant interactions

J. Bio. Env. Sci. 17(3), 166-171, September 2020.

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Abstract

The study was conducted to determine the influence of soil properties on the tree species diversity of the base of Mt. Musuan, Bukidnon, Philippines. Ten plots with a size of 100m2 were established for the assessment of trees. Soil samples were taken from each plot at 0-15cm depth to measure chemical properties. For vegetation analysis, Shannon-Weiner diversity index, Margalef’s index, and species evenness were used. Soil pH, organic carbon (OC), organic matter (OM), nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K) were determined through soil analysis. The relationship between soil chemical properties and tree parameters were estimated using correlation and multiple linear regression analysis. Significant correlation among soil chemical properties was observed. Moreover, results of the study showed that edaphic factors have no significant effect on tree species diversity.

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Kean Roe F Mazo, Jaykim D Inot, Ricardo G Villar.
Influence of soil properties on tree species diversity of the base of Mt. Musuan, Bukidnon, Philippines.
J. Bio. Env. Sci. 17(3), 166-171, September 2020.
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