biologicalActivityIndices: Biological Activity Indices

Ecological alteration of degraded lands can improve their sustainability by addition of large amount of biomass to soil resulting in improved soil health. Soil biological parameters (such as carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus cycling enzyme activity) are reactive to minute variations in soils [Ghosh et al. (2021) <doi:10.1016/j.ecoleng.2021.106176> ]. Hence, biological activity index combining Urease, Alkaline Phosphatase, Dehydrogenase (DHA) & Beta-Glucosidase activity will assist in detecting early changes in restored land use systems [Patidar et al. (2023) <doi:10.3389/fsufs.2023.1230156>]. This package helps to calculate Biological Activity Index (BAI) based on vectors of Land Use System/treatment and control/reference Land Use System containing four values of Urease, Alkaline Phosphatase, DHA & Beta-Glucosidase. (DHA), urease (URE), fluorescein diacetate hydrolysis (FDA) and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activities are measured in soil samples using triphenyl tetrazolium chloride, urea, fluorescein diacetate and p-nitro phenyl-phosphate as substrates, respectively.

Getting started

Package details

AuthorAvijit Ghosh [aut], Tanuj Misra [aut, cre], Amit Kumar Singh [aut], Arun Shukla [aut], Saurav Singla [aut]
MaintainerTanuj Misra <>
Package repositoryView on CRAN
Installation Install the latest version of this package by entering the following in R:

Try the biologicalActivityIndices package in your browser

Any scripts or data that you put into this service are public.

biologicalActivityIndices documentation built on May 29, 2024, 8:34 a.m.