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Vol. 9, Issue 6 (2020)

Distribution of woody biomass reserves in tropical dry Sal (Shorea robusta roth.) forests of Ranchi

Author(s):
Mihir Ranjan Panda, Prabhat Ranjan Oraon and Pushpa Tirkey
Abstract:
The study was conducted during 2018-2019 to estimate the woody biomass and forest floor biomass in two sites at three different layers of dry Sal forest in Ranchi. The variation in biomass for each forest fragment was estimated by non destructive method using allometric equations. The simple random sampling procedure was followed. The forest floor biomass was collected by fixed samples of 1x1 m2 and oven dried. Total biomass of tree, sapling and seedling was recorded 297.04 - 386.91 t ha-1, 22.3-24.23t ha-1 and 7.24-9.23t ha-1 respectively. The forest floor biomass was recorded 389.1- 450.78 g m-2, of which were segregated into leaves litter, twigs and dead wood. The study was very much essential to enhance the ecological health and improve the biological stability and ensure proper management of the forest area.
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How to cite this article:
Mihir Ranjan Panda, Prabhat Ranjan Oraon, Pushpa Tirkey. Distribution of woody biomass reserves in tropical dry Sal (Shorea robusta roth.) forests of Ranchi. Pharma Innovation 2020;9(6):477-482.
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