Assessment of Factors for Soil-Atmosphere Exchange of Greenhouse Gases in Manilkara Zapota Plantation and Mangifera Indica Plantation in Western India

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Year:
2015
Type of Publication:
Article
Keywords:
GHG Flux, Manilkara Zapota, Mangifera Indica, Seasonal Variation, Soil Temperature, Global Warming
Authors:
Dhruti Patel; Pankaj Kumar; Srikantha Herath; Nirmal Kumar JI; Ram Avtar
Journal:
IJRIES
Volume:
2
Number:
3
Pages:
61-69
Month:
May
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Abstract:
Soil processes and plant species at any particular location plays a significant role in atmospheric GHGs (Green House Gases) emission and climate change phenomenon. The objectives of this study were to investigate seasonal variation of greenhouse gases(GHGs) flux from soils on sites dominated by mono specific plantation like Manilkara zapota and Mangifera indica, in semiarid central Gujarat, India. Result indicated that mean soil CO2, N2O and CH4flux in Manilkara zapota plantation site was higher than that of in case of Mangifera indica. It isobserved that for both type of plantation,soil surface emission of CO2 and CH4 were positively correlated with most of the selected soil physico-chemical characteristics i.e. temperature, organic matter, pH, moisture content and soil bulk density. On the other hand N2O flux is affected by very few soil parameters and mainly affected by anthropogenic activities.