Open Journal of Forestry

Volume 6, Issue 2 (April 2016)

ISSN Print: 2163-0429   ISSN Online: 2163-0437

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Above-Ground Biomass, Nutrients and Carbon in Aegiceras corniculatum of the Sundarbans

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Aegiceras corniculatum grows as single-stemmed evergreen shrub or small tree in the Sundarbans mangrove forest of Bangladesh. The objectives of this study were to derive the allometric models for estimating above-ground biomass, nutrients (N, P and K) and carbon stock in A. corniclatum. A total of 8 linear models (y = aX + b, , y = aLogX + b, Logy = aX + b, Logy = aLogX + b, y = alnX + b, Lny = aX + b and Lny = alnX + b) with 64 regression equations were tested to derive the allometric model for biomass of each plant part; and nutrients and carbon stock in total aboveground biomass. The best fit allometric models were selected by considering the values of R2, CV, Rmse, MSerror, Sa, Sb, F value, AICc and Furnival Index. The selected allometric models were Logbiomass = 0.76LogDBH2 - 1.39; Biomass = 0.07DBH2 - 0.49; Logbiomass = 1.04LogDBH2 - 1.80; Logbiomass = 1.04LogDBH2 - 0.99; = 0.48DBH - 0.13 for leaves, branches, bark, stem without bark and total above-ground biomass respectively. The selected allometric models for Nitrogen, Phosphorous, Potassium and Carbon stock in total above-ground biomass were = 0.67DBH + 0.11; = 0.94DBH + 0.08; = 1.06DBH - 0.18; = 0.33DBH - 0.09 respectively.

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Hossain, M. , Shaikh, M. , Saha, C. , Abdullah, S. , Saha, S. and Siddique, M. (2016) Above-Ground Biomass, Nutrients and Carbon in Aegiceras corniculatum of the Sundarbans. Open Journal of Forestry, 6, 72-81. doi: 10.4236/ojf.2016.62007.

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