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Oxygen Generation by Dominant Urban Trees: A Case Study from Konnagar Municipality, West Bengal, India

Abhijit Mitra*1, Tanmay Ray Chaudhuri2, Nabonita Pal2, Sufia Zaman2 and Ankita Mitra3

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2017.01.000114

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    • 1Department of Marine Science, University of Calcutta, India
    • 2Department of Oceanography, Techno India University, India
    • 3Center for Oceans, Rivers, Atmosphere and Land Sciences (CORAL), Indian Institute of Technology, India

    *Corresponding author: Abhijit Mitra, Department of marine science, University of Calcutta, 35 B.C. Road, Kolkata 700091, India

Received: May 20, 2017   Published: May 31, 2017

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Urban vegetation, particularly trees provides a wide spectrum of ecosystem services which include upgradation of air quality, stabilizing temperature, reduction in ultraviolet radiation, oxygen generation, carbon sequestration, habitat of several flora and fauna (enhancement of biodiversity) aesthetic beauty etc. Oxygen production is one of the most commonly cited benefits of urban trees. The purpose of this article is to estimate the oxygen production by the dominant trees in the urban area of Konnagar, compare it with the estimated oxygen consumption by the population of the area and illustrate why oxygen production by urban trees is an important ecosystem service.

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