Seasonal variation in the biomass and productivity in a protected grassland of the chakia forest varanasi
Indian Journal of Ecology 5(1): 37-42
The study area in the Majghain range of the Chakia Forest, Varanasi [India], is dominated by Aristida cyanantha Nees ex Steud. Fluctuation in the biomass and productivity is due to seasonality. The maximum biomass is recorded in the beginning of winter. The seasonal net community production is greatest in the rainy season, intermediate in the winter and minimal in the summer. The average daily community net production rate is 6.01 g/m2 per day.