Carbon sequestration potentiality and its economic analysis of different land use systems in the northern part of Bangladesh

M.S. Bari, M.B. Abubakar, M.S. Rahman


This study was conducted to evaluate the carbon sequestration potentiality of different land use systems in the Northern part of Bangladesh. Common land use systems like cropland, roadside, homestead and orchard were used. Data were recorded from both tree growth parameters (height and diameter at breast height) and under storied vegetation (herbs, shrubs and crops) in order to estimate the total land use biomass accumulation. Complete measure of 40 m line transects in cropland, 40Ч5 m quadrant in roadside, 40Ч40 m quadrant in both orchard and homestead were used. At every sampling point, under stories biomass sample were taken from 1Ч1 m quadrant. The results showed that there was signifi cant difference of carbon sequestration potentiality of different land use systems. For the main effect of different land use systems on carbon sequestration, there was signifi cantly difference in respect of tree height (m), dbh (cm), carbon sequestration per tree (t ha -1) and total carbon sequestration by the land use systems (t ha -1). The highest total carbon sequestration (325.33 t ha -1) was recorded from double roadside land use system and the lowest (36.51 t ha -1) was obtained from cropland land use system. However, in case of economic of carbon sequestration, among the six land use systems double roadside gave maximum (4879.95$ t ha -1) monitory returned. So, double roadside tree plantation is a better land use option for reducing atmospheric carbon. Therefore, more emphasis should be given in roadside plantation for mitigating the green house effects.

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carbon sequestration; land use; road side plantation; Bangladesh

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