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Z. Fahim, M. A. Delavar, A. Golchin. The Effect of Vegetative Cover on Carbon Sequestration and Soil Properties in Khairoodkenar Region, Noshahr. JWSS. 2013; 17 (63) :137-149
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Organic carbon is the most important component of terrestrial ecosystems and any change in its abundance can have a major impact on the processes that take place in ecosystem. The aim of this study was to estimate carbon sequestration in three different elevations (200 to 1200 m from sea level) and according to vegetation type in the Khairoodkenar forest. The highest carbon sequestration was observed in the surface layer of a soil with Fig-Carpinus betulus vegetative cover and it was estimated to be 167.4 ton/ha. But when carbon sequestration was measured in soil solum, it was found that soils with Fagus orientalis-Carpinus betulus vegetation cover had the highest amount of organic carbon (514.4 ton/ ha). The results showed that clay fraction had the highest carbon content but the highest enrichment factor (1.59) was measured for sand fraction in soils with Fagus orientalis- Carpinus betulus vegetative cover. The highest organic carbon content (7.89%) and aggregate stability (MWD= 7.79mm) and lowest bulk density (1.21 g/cm3) were measured in soils with Figs- Carpinus betulus vegetative cover.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Ggeneral
Received: 2013/06/2 | Accepted: 2013/06/2 | Published: 2013/06/2

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