Porosity variabilities along a forest – grassland mosaic in Ibeku, Abia State, Nigeria

  • EU Onweremadu Federal University of Technology, PMB 1526 Owerri, Nigeria


Variation existed in the porosity characteristics of pedons located on forestland and grassland. Percent coefficient of variation (CV) was greater in forest soils for both bulk density and porosity (% CV = 29.99 and 13.2) than as found in grassland soils (% CV = 2.6 and. 4.1). These results were explained by wide variations in percent organic matter content existing between the two groups of pedons. While percent coefficient of variation for forest soil was 130.1 that of grassland gave 61.4.

Keywords: bulk density porosity, variability, vegetation

International Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences Vol. 1(1) 2005: 1-4

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