Effect of Land Use Changes on Carbon Stock Dynamics in Major Land Use Sectors of Mizoram, Northeast India

  • Singh S
  • Sahoo U
  • Gogoi A
  • et al.
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Abstract

Land use change activities have greatly affected the total ecosystem carbon stock (TECS) and also contribute to global change through emission of greenhouse gases. The present study assessed the change in vegetation biomass carbon stock (VBCS) and soil organic carbon stock (SOCS) following conversion in major land use sectors (agriculture, agroforestry, forest and plantation) in Mizoram, Northeast India. SOCS was the highest in agroforestry (50.85 Mg C ha−1) and the lowest in agriculture (33.99 Mg C ha−1). VBCS was the highest in plantation (131.66 Mg C ha−1) and the lowest in agriculture (7.44 Mg C ha−1). The highest positive TECS change rate was observed when agriculture was converted to plantation (6.61 Mg C ha−1∙yr−1), while negative rate of change in carbon stock was observed following the establishment of agriculture from other land use...

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Singh, S. L., Sahoo, U. K., Gogoi, A., & Kenye, A. (2018). Effect of Land Use Changes on Carbon Stock Dynamics in Major Land Use Sectors of Mizoram, Northeast India. Journal of Environmental Protection, 09(12), 1262–1285. https://doi.org/10.4236/jep.2018.912079

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