Assessment of soil organic carbon fractions and carbon management index under different land use types in Olesharo Catchment, Narok County, Kenya.
Carbon Balance Manag 2018 Feb 12;13(1). Epub 2018 Feb 12.
Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology, University of Nairobi, P.O Box 29053, Nairobi, 00625, Kenya.
Background: The changes in land use and land cover have a strong effect on the total soil organic carbon, its fractions and its overall soil health. This study carried out in Olesharo Catchment, Kenya, was to quantify the differences in total organic carbon (TOC), particulate organic carbon (POC), mineral organic carbon (MOC) and carbon management index (CMI) among four land use types: grasslands, shrublands, agricultural lands and barelands. It was also purported to evaluate the use of CMI as an indicator for soil degradation or improvement in response to land use and land cover changes. Read More