Institutskolloquium PG: Population distribution and dynamics of natural oak forests in the Swat region, Pakistan. – Mi. 29.11.2023
Population distribution and dynamics of natural oak forests in the Swat region, Pakistan.
Dr. Ataur Rahman (University of Malakand, Pakistan)
Moderation: Prof. Dr. Achim Bräuning
Oak is an important species in the Hindu-Kush Mountain region of Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The area is climate-prone due to massive anthropogenic activities. Therefore, this research investigates the population dynamics and carbon sequestration potential of different oak species present in the region. The population of oak species revealed three distinct communities across the elevation gradient. The communities were indicated by the presence of specific indicator oak species, i.e., Quercus baloot Griff. at low altitude (201 m asl), Quercus dilatata A.Kern. and Quercus semecarpifolia Sm. at high altitude (2289.5 m asl), and Quercus oblongata D.Don. (Syn: Quercus incana Roxb.) at medium altitude (1659.4 m asl). Similarly, the highest carbon sequestration potential was revealed by Q. semecarpifolia, revealing its importance in mitigating climate change in the future. The current research provides a new track for evaluating the carbon sequestration and biomonitoring potential of these broad-leaved species in the future.
Wann: Mittwoch, 29.11.2023 von 12:30 bis 14:00 Uhr
Wo: Präsenz, Seminarraum Tennenlohe, Wetterkreuz 15, 91058 Erlangen.
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