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Research Article | Open Access
Volume 14 2022 | None
INVESTIGATING THE FOREST COMMUNITY DISTRIBUTION IN RELATION TO SOIL PROPERTIES
Geetika Bhatia
Pages: 2814-2824
Abstract
The distribution of species is not uniform throughout the globe. While several studies have shown that soil quality has an impact on species diversity, the geographical variations of these soil characteristics have seldom been assessed. Thereafter, Principal Component Analysis and Norm Value Determination were used to generate the barebones set of soil property data that adequately represents the whole set. According to the results, the soil MDS mirrored the soil TDS precisely and was made up of the soil salt content (SSC), soil total phosphorus (STP), soil accessible phosphorus (SAP), soil organic carbon (SOC), and soil nitrate nitrogen (SNN). By analyzing soil factors, the RF model may potentially foretell the regional variation in species richness. The geographical connection between soil conditions and plant species diversity is an understudied area, and our research offers a new scenario and insight into this area of study. In this article, we compared a nearly pristine natural forest to one that had undergone forest degradation (DNF) and one that had been replanted with four indigenous species.
Keywords
VNF, forest Community, Soil Properties,
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