Journal of Biology and Today's World

ISSN - 2322-3308

Anka SA

Department of Biological Sciences, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Nigeria


  • Research   
    Single Trees Litter Contribution to Soil Physiochemical Properties in Sudan Savanna Ecosystem, North-Western Nigeria
    Author(s): Anka SA* and Sanda A

    Litter contribution of single trees to soil properties in Nigeria’s Sudan Savanna was investigated. The tree species are Sclerocarya birrea, Balanites aegyptiaca, Acacia nilotica, Azadirachta indica, Mangifera indica and Piliostigma reticulatum. Total of 54 soil samples were collected at 15 cm depth and 5, 10 and 15 m away from the tree’s trunks. Soil was analysed using standard laboratory procedures. Physical properties indicated high sand, low silt, clay and moisture which differed significantly (P<0.05) with tree species and distance. High porosity, low particle and bulk densities were obtained with no significant variation (P>0.05) between tree species. Chemical properties indicated slight acidic pH in vicinity of the trees from 5.10 at 15 m under A. nilotica to 6.30 at 5 m and 15 m under S. birrea and A. indica. Organ.. View More»

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