IJEP 41(5): 557-561 : Vol. 41 Issue. 5 (May 2021)
1. Mizoram University, Department of Environmental Science, Aizawl – 796 004, Mizoram, India
2. Mizoram University, Department of Forestry, Aizawl – 796 004, Mizoram, India
In the present study, the carbon-stock and rate of carbon-sequestration in the above-ground biomass of the Muli bamboo was estimated in three sites having different altitudes and slope percent in Mizoram, north-east India. The maximum rate of carbon–sequestration with 35.21 MgC/ha/year was recorded in the site Tamdil having highest altitude of 950-1000 m above sea level with a very steep slope percent. The minimum rate of carbon-sequestration with 3.06 MgC/ha/year was found in the site Lengpui having the lowest altitude of 380-435 m above sea level and gentle slope. In Kelsih the site has an altitude of 850-870 m above sea level and a very steep slope of 19.45 MgC/ha/year rate of carbon-sequestration. The study shows that variation in altitude leads to a difference in above-ground biomass productivity in Muli bamboo, thereby causing variations in the rate of carbon-sequestration.
Carbon content, culm, gentle slope, Steep slope
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