Department of Forestry, Mewar University, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, India
*Corresponding Author: Abhishek Raj, Department of Forestry, Mewar University, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, India.
Received: July 24, 2020; Published: September 16, 2020
Forest is pure, virgin and largest natural resources that harbor variety of flora and fauna that intensify ecosystem services. There is a great synergy between forest and soils. Soil is not less; it is another largest natural resource which plays major role in vegetational dynamics, structure, compositions and diversity. Soil supports other natural resources like forests, humans, animals etc. and make sustainable ecosystem for better environment. Looking on an intrinsic relationship among forests and soils, many questions revolve in my mind “How soil makes better forests?” Is there any synergy between forest and soil?” and “How both soil and forest makes sustainable environment?” These questions triggered my soul. It is cent percent true that a great link exist between forest and soil that enhance biodiversity which intensify ecosystem services and maintains soil-food-climate security for sustainable development . There is two schools of thoughts; first is forest sheds leaf litter, bark, twig and other residues that can be decompose by soil inhabiting microbial populations and release essential nutrients and enhance SOC pools along with higher soil fertility. Second is, how these nutrients are utilized by extensive root system of higher plants which makes proper growth and development. Thus, we can see a great synergy exist between forest and soil which makes higher forest productivity, soil fertility, efficient nutrient cycling, enhance microbial populations, better rhizosphere biology which maintains food and nutritional security at global scale.
Citation: Abhishek Raj. “Forest and Soil: An Intrinsic Relationship". Acta Scientific Microbiology 3.10 (2020): 68-69.
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