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The role of revegetation for rehabilitation of sodic soils in semiarid subtropical forest, India

Literature:

Tripathi, K.P., Singh, B. 2005, "The role of revegetation for rehabilitation of sodic soils in semiarid subtropical forest, India", Restoration Ecology, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 29-30.

Contact Info

Email: bsingh471@rediffmail.com

Affiliations

National Botanical Research Institute, Rana Pratap Marg, Uttar Pradesh, India.

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Species Info

  • Acacia nilotica
  • Achyranthes aspera
  • Alangium salvifolium
  • Albizia lebbeck
  • Albizia procera
  • Azadirachta indica
  • Barleria prionitis
  • Bauhinia variegata
  • Blepharismader aspatensis
  • Callistemon lanceolatus
  • Carissa opaca
  • Cassia siamea
  • Celastrus paniculatus
  • Cissampelos pareira
  • Clerodendrum vescosum
  • Cocculus histutus
  • Derris indica
  • Diospyros cordifolia
  • Ficus bengalensis
  • Ficus glomerata
  • Ficus retusa
  • Ficus rumphii
  • Holoptelea integrifolia
  • Ichnocarpus frutescens
  • Lantana camara
  • Leucaena leucocephala
  • Leucus bifolora
  • Malvastrum coromandalianum
  • Pedilanthus tithymaloides
  • Phoenix sylvestris
  • Putranjiva roxburghii
  • Shorea robusta
  • Sterculia alata
  • Streblus asper
  • Syzygium cumini
  • Syzygium heyneanum
  • Tectona grandis
  • Terminalia arjuna
  • Zizyphus nummularia

Description

  • A case study to rehabilitate barren land under a forest ecosystem, the article indicates that restoration opportunities exist even with severely degraded land where natural succession does not occur without management practices.
  • The study examines the vegetation characteristics and species composition that have enhanced land rehabilitation on highly sodic soil, and quantifies these changes in the soils’ chemical and physical properties.
  • The researchers set up a series of plots to measure growth parameters and classify species composition (overstory, understory, and ground layer) of ~40 year old stands in a former barren sodic area, and sampled soils to assess for nutrient levels and other properties.
  • Results suggest that rehabilitated forests have higher species diversity and higher basal area than unassisted, naturally regenerating areas, and have ameliorated soil conditions to various degrees.

Geographical Region

  • South Asia
  • Country

  • India
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