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


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.

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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


  • 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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