Resource Details

Nitrogen dynamics of actinorhizal Casuarina forest stands and its comparison with Alnus and Leucaena forests

Literature: Journal Articles Available at NO COST

Ambasht, R.S., Srivastava, A.K., 1994, Nitrogen dynamics of actinorhizal Casuarina forest stands and its comparison with Alnus andLeucaena forests. Current Science, vol. 66, no. 2, pp. 160-163.

Affiliations

  • Department of Botany, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

Link(s)

Available at no cost: Current Science

Species Info

  • Casuarina equisetifolia
  • Alnus nepalensis
  • Leucaena leucocephala

Description

  • The nitrogen retention rates of three dry tropical forest tree species were measured, by examining rates of N cycling through vegetation, litter and soil pools.
  • Casuarina equisetofolia had the highest rates of N retention and fastest recycling of the N from leaf litter decomposition, back into its tissues thanks to stronger association with mycorrhizal nitrogen-fixing fungi.

Geographical Region

  • South Asia
  • Country

  • India
  • This database is a work in progress, and we need your input to keep it up to date. Feel free to contact ELTI at elti@yale.edu to provide information on your own work as well as other projects and literature currently missing from the database.

     

    ELTI is a joint initiative of:
    Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute