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Authors Hossain, M; Siddique, MRH; Bose, A; Limon, SH; Chowdhury, MRK; Saha, S
Author Full Name Hossain, Mahmood; Siddique, Mohammad Raqibul Hasan; Bose, Arun; Limon, Sharif Hasan; Chowdhury, Md Rezaul Karim; Saha, Sanjoy
Title Allometry, above-ground biomass and nutrient distribution in Ceriops decandra (Griffith) Ding Hou dominated forest types of the Sundarbans mangrove forest, Bangladesh
Language English
Document Type Article
Author Keywords Allometry; Biomass; Ceriops decandra; Mangroves; Nutrients; Sundarbans
Abstract The Sundarbans, the world's largest single expanse of natural mangroves located in southern Bangladesh, is the most productive mangrove ecosystem in the world. Ceriops decandra (Griff.) Ding Hou is the dominant shrub in the strong saline zone of the Sundarbans and is mainly extracted for fuel wood, charcoal and tannin. The harvest of C. decandra has decreased by about 50 % in the Sundarbans during the last 10 years creating a major concern. This study derived allometric models of above-ground biomass and estimated of above-ground standing and harvestable biomass and nutrient stock in C. decandra in dominant forest types (C. decandra and C. decandra-Excoecaria agallocha) in the Sundarbans. Allometric relationships between collar girth (CG) and biomass of plant parts (leaf, branch and stem) were tested using linear, power and logarithmic equations. The power equation was found to be most suitable. The density and the estimated total aboveground biomass of C. decandra in C. decandra and C. decandra-E. agallocha forest types were 33,237 and 965 stems/ha (density) and 33.49 and 14.36 t/ha (biomass), respectively. Also, 13.56 and 6.61 t/ha of harvestable biomass were estimated, from C. decandra and C. decandra-E. agallocha forest types, respectively. Nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus concentrations in the leaves, branches and stems showed significant (p < 0.05) variation. The findings of the present study will help to quantify the impact of present harvesting techniques and alteration of different silvicultural intervention like fixation of felling cycle, felling criterion, and regeneration and slash treatment.
Author Address [Hossain, Mahmood; Siddique, Mohammad Raqibul Hasan; Bose, Arun; Limon, Sharif Hasan; Chowdhury, Md Rezaul Karim; Saha, Sanjoy] Khulna Univ, Forestry & Wood Technol Discipline, Khulna 9208, Bangladesh
Reprint Address Hossain, M (reprint author), Khulna Univ, Forestry & Wood Technol Discipline, Khulna 9208, Bangladesh.
E-mail Address mahmoodhossain@hotmail.com; raqibulhasan_fwt@yahoo.com; arun.bose2@gmail.com; hasanlimon2000@yahoo.com; rezaulkarim91@hotmail.com; sanjoyfwt@yahoo.com
Funding Agency and Grant Number Ministry of Science, Information and Communication Technology; Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh
Funding Text We are thankful to the Ministry of Science, Information and Communication Technology, and the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh for their special allocation research funding. We acknowledge the Sundarbans West Forest Division, Department of Forest and Forestry and Wood Technology Discipline for their logistical support and continuous cooperation. We also thank Professor Ahmed Ahsanuzzaman, Head of English Discipline, Khulna University for English editing. Ministry of Science, Information and Communication Technology, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh.
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Cited Reference Count 59
Publisher SPRINGER
Publisher City DORDRECHT
ISSN 0923-4861
29-Character Source Abbreviation WETL ECOL MANAG
ISO Source Abbreviation Wetl. Ecol. Manag.
Publication Date DEC
Year Published 2012
Volume 20
Issue 6
Beginning Page 539
Ending Page 548
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.1007/s11273-012-9274-2
Page Count 10
Web of Science Category Environmental Sciences; Water Resources
Subject Category Environmental Sciences & Ecology; Water Resources
Document Delivery Number 033PK
Unique Article Identifier WOS:000310810100006
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