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Planting Jatropha curcas on constrained land: Emmision and effects from land use change.


Mohd Hanif, Ahmad Husni and Firdaus, M. S. (2012) Planting Jatropha curcas on constrained land: Emmision and effects from land use change. The Scientific World Journal, 2012 (405084). pp. 1-7. ISSN 1537-744X


A study was carried out to assess carbon emission and carbon loss caused from land use change (LUC) of converting a wasteland into a Jatropha curcas plantation. The study was conducted for 12 months at a newly established Jatropha curcas plantation in Port Dickson, Malaysia. Assessments of soil carbon dioxide (CO(2)) flux, changes of soil total carbon and plant biomass loss and growth were made on the wasteland and on the established plantation to determine the effects of land preparation (i.e., tilling) and removal of the wasteland's native vegetation. Overall soil CO(2) flux showed no significant difference (P < 0.05) between the two plots while no significant changes (P < 0.05) on soil total carbon at both plots were detected. It took 1.5 years for the growth of Jatropha curcas to recover the biomass carbon stock lost during land conversion. As far as the present study is concerned, converting wasteland to Jatropha curcas showed no adverse effects on the loss of carbon from soil and biomass and did not exacerbate soil respiration.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1100/2012/405084
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing
Keywords: Jatropha curcas; Constrained land; Emmision; Land use change.
Depositing User: Nur Farahin Ramli
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2013 09:15
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2015 08:46
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/23623
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