Variation in Soil CO2 Efflux in Pinus Wallichiana and Abies Pindrow Temperate Forests of Western Himalayas, India

Soil CO2 efflux was once measured via alkali absorption process in 2012 in two exclusive wooded area types, i.e., Pinus wallichiana and Abies pindrow, with three replicate plots in each and every forest type. Soil CO2 efflux was once determined maximum in July and minimum in December in each the woodland types. Significantly higher soil CO2 efflux used to be measured in Pinus wallichiana wooded area compared to Abies pindrow forest throughout the study period. Soil CO2 efflux confirmed higher values “in Pinus wallichiana woodland than Abies pindrow wooded area, which could be attributed to greater tree density, tree biomass, shrub density, shrub biomass, forest flooring litter and moisture. Soil CO2 efflux also confirmed massive optimistic relationship with air temperature. In addition to that the altitudinal change could also be probably the most reasons for variation in soil CO2 efflux between the two forest types. This influence additionally suggests that at bigger altitude even a small difference in elevation alter the useful 5attributes of the ecosystem.

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