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Estimation of Biomass and Carbon Sequestration of Trees in Informally Protected Areas of Rajouri, J&K, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Jammu, Jammu-180006, J&K, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 3, Issue (6), Pages 56-61, June,22 (2014)


Conservation of natural resources through traditional beliefs and practices is an ancient practice and forms an important link between biological diversity and cultural diversity. The study examines the role of informally protected areas in maintaining diversity and carbon sequestration of tree species in 40 different sites of Rajouri Tehsil. Firstly, an inventory of trees species was prepared in the study area through field survey. To assess carbon sequestration and total biomass in the tree species, the mean above and belowground organic carbon (tones/tree) and total organic carbon of each species were calculated. A total of 53 tree species comprising of 629 individuals have been recorded in the study area. Olea ferruginea species was dominant with 161 trees and sequestered 34.52 tons of carbon in its standing biomass, followed by Pinus roxburghii (20.7 tons). Zanthoxyllum armatum had the lowest carbon sequestration potential (0.1 tons).


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