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Journal:   ECO-PHYTOCHEMICAL JOURNAL OF MEDICAL PLANTS   SUMMER 2014 , Volume 2 , Number 2 (6); Page(s) 48 To 55.
 
Paper: 

THE GROWTH OF THYMUS SERPYLLUM L. ON CARBON SEQUESTRATION IN RANGELAND MOUNTAIN OF HEZARJARIB (BEHSHAHR)

 
 
Author(s):  TAMARTASH R., HASANNEJAD M., TATIAN M.R.*
 
* DEPARTMENT OF RANGELAND MANAGEMENT, SARI UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
 
Abstract: 

In current, greenhouse gases have the most effect on global climate changes hence carbon sequestration by rangeland species and soil can decrease these gases. So this research was studied the amount of plant carbon storage in enclosure and grazed rangeland of some mountains of Mazandaran province, which Thymus serpyllum L. is dominant. The sampling was done in vegetation and soil based on random-systematic method after determination of key areas in each sites. 20 plots 1m2were used randomly on two parallel transects (100m) with 500m distance based on plants distribution pattern. Thus, 20 plants and 40 soil samples were taken totally. The plants carbon amount was obtained by burning method and soil carbon sequestration was obtained after determination of soil organic carbon and bulk density in laboratory using the formula of multiplying them and soil depth .The statistical results showed that there was significant difference between plant organs in each site. As carbon sequestration of leave, stem and root in enclosure rangeland was 3.70, 4.86, and 5.82 Kg/ha and 1.62, 2.57, and 2.42 Kg/ha in grazed rangeland respectively. Also soil carbon sequestration had significant difference (P?0.05) between enclosure and grazed site so its amount in firs layer (0-15 cm) of enclosure area was 59.76 Ton/ha and 36.53 Ton/ha in grazed area. Totally, there was significant difference in carbon sequestration content (soil and vegetation) between two studied areas. If, woody plants will be used in this area we can improve carbon sequestration potential in the region.

 
Keyword(s): BEHSHAHR; CARBON SEQUESTRATION, THYMUS SERPYLLUM L.
 
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