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Forest recovering and soil respiration rate


Mande, Hosea Kato and Abdullah, Ahmad Makmom and Nuruddin, Ahmad Ainuddin and Bose, Mahmud Mohammad and Binyehmed, Fadel Mohamed and Ben Youssef, Khaleed Ali Ahmed and Emmanuel, Gabriel (2014) Forest recovering and soil respiration rate. IOSR Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology, 8 (12 ver.4). pp. 44-49. ISSN 2319-2399; ESSN: 2319-2402


This study was conducted to investigate the rate of soil respiration from a recovering forest of the tropics and its relationship with changes in environmental factorsafter years of deforestation. Soil respiration measurement was conducted using the continuous open flow chamber technique connected to a multi gas-handling unit and infrared gas analyser, while the forest biomass and soil properties were quantified using the Kjeldahl method and Walkley-black wet oxidation technique. The average means soil respiration rate were 341.23, 383.07, 340.30, 308.12, 286.07, 256.05 mg m-2 h-1 between June and December. Soil respiration in the month of July was significantly (p<0.01) higher compare to other months, with lower emission rate in December. Soil respiration exhibited a variation pattern that was similar to soil temperature pattern, the pattern varied monthly.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Environmental Studies
Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.9790/2402-081244449
Publisher: International Organization of Scientific Research
Keywords: Forest biomass; Recovering forest; Soil carbon stock; Soil respiration; Soil temperature
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2015 12:00
Last Modified: 29 May 2017 02:14
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/37700
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