(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Changes in physico-chemical, microbial and enzymatic activities during restoration of degraded sodic land : Ecological suitability of mixed forest over monoculture plantation

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SINGH K. (1) ; SINGH B. (1) ; SINGH R.R. (2) ;
(1) Restoration Ecology Group, CSIR-National Research Inst., Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow, INDE
(2) Dep. of Botany, Univ. Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow, INDE


The aim of this study was to determine efficient ecological model for the restoration of degraded sodic land. The bulk density, pH, electrical conductivity (EC) and exchangeable sodium percentage (ESP) reduced during restoration under both, pure plantations as well as mixed forest. Increase in water holding capacity (WHC), organic carbon, soil nutrients, microbial biomass (MB), microbial counts, CO2 flux and enzymatic activities showed significant improvement in the soil quality of rehabilitated sites. The results showed that afforestation with multiple tree species restored soil properties more efficiently than monoculture plantations, and is a relatively good option for sustainable rehabilitation of sodic lands


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 96 [pp. 57-67]

Bibliographic references : 59 ref.

Collation : 4 fig., 7 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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