Conservation of Soil and Nutrients through Plant Cover on Wetland Margins

  • R. S. Ambasht
  • N. K. Ambasht


Wetlands roughly cover 6% of the land surface, occupying 8.6 million km2 (Maltby & Turner, 1983). In addition, rice fields are also essentially wetlands, because during the growing season, they have enough free water. About half of the human population depends primarily on rice as staple food.


Soil Erosion Plant Cover Riparian Forest Litter Mass Simulated Rainfall 
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  • R. S. Ambasht
    • 1
  • N. K. Ambasht
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BotanyBanaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiIndia

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