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Soil Properties in Two Forest Sites in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh
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Soil Properties in Two Forest Sites in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh
Akhtaruzzaman, Md.; Osman, K.T.; Sirajul Haque, S.M.;
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 Abstract
Soil samples were collected from three depths (0-10 cm, 10-40 cm and 40-80 cm) of two forest sites including one plantation dominated by teak with some other minor species and another degraded natural forest in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh to compare their soil properties. Some vegetation parameters were also studied. For this study and quadrats were used for the tree and undergrowth parameters, respectively. Soil samples were also collected from these quadrats. Between the two forest types, the highest levels of organic carbon, total nitrogen, available phosphorus, exchangeable bases and cation exchange capacity (CEC) were found in soils of the plantation. The soils were acidic in nature and exchangeable Al concentrations were low. Teak dominated forest plantation had higher soil fertility index (SFI) than the degraded natural forest site. Steps for reforestation and appropriate protection are needed to improve the situation.
 Keywords
Forest plantation;degraded natural forest;soil properties;soil fertility index;
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English
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