Physio-chemical status of soil of a temperate Himalayan forest at Agrakh-Kunjapuri area of district Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India

##plugins.themes.academic_pro.article.main##

Pramod Kumar

Abstract

The study area Agrakhal-Kunjapuri lies in district Tehri Garhwal. The present area of investigation lies at 30° 5' N latitude and 78° 23' E longitudes ranging in elevation of temperate zone and is covered with dense oak forest. Soil samples were collected from representative sites of the study area in each season viz. winter, summer and rainy.  From each site, the composite samples (mixture of three soil samples) were collected from different depths (0-10, 15-25, and 30-40 cm). Soil samples of each site was analyze for physio-chemical characteristics. The soil of the study area was of clay-loam type. The biotic disturbance was found to be a determining factor of community formation, along with topography, soil and moisture.

##plugins.themes.academic_pro.article.details##

How to Cite
Kumar, P. . . (2016). Physio-chemical status of soil of a temperate Himalayan forest at Agrakh-Kunjapuri area of district Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India. Environment Conservation Journal, 17(1&2), 147-152. https://doi.org/10.36953/ECJ.2016.171216

References

  1. Auden, J.B. 1934. Geology of Garhwal, Tehri Garhwal. Rec. Geol. Surv. India 47: 429.
  2. Aggarwal, N.C. and C. Kumar 1973. Geology of the Upper Bhagirathi and Yamuna Valleys, Uttarkashi District, Garhwal Himalaya. Him. Geol. 3: 1-25.
  3. Bhargava, N. 1972. A reinterpretation of the Krol Belt. Him. Geol. 2: 47-81.
  4. Billings, W.D., K.M. Peterson, G.R. Shaver and A.W. Trent 1977. Root growth, respiration and carbon dioxide evolution in an arctic tundra soil. Arctic and Alpine Research 3: 277-289.
  5. Bliss, L.C. 1956. A comparison of plant development in microenvironments of arctic and alpine tundras. Ecol. Monogr. 26: 303-307.
  6. Michael, P. 1984. Ecological Methods for Field and Laboratory Investigations. Tata MacGraw Hill-Publ. Co. Ltd., New Delhi.
  7. Piper, C.S. 1944. Soil and Plant Analysis. Inter-Science Publ. New York.