عنوان مقاله [English]
Carbon is the most important greenhouse gas that in recent decades which increasing of it has caused earth warming in the atmosphere. Warming has devastating effects on lives and was caused destruction of natural ecosystems, occurrence of drought, climatic and ecological imbalance. Carbon sequestration in plant biomass and soils under the biomass is the most simple and cheapest possible way to reduce levels of this atmospheric gas. Then was tried to investigate potential of carbon sequestration of Helichrisum aucheri and Helichrisum globiferum in that have wide presence in the natural ecosystems of West Azerbaijan province. 30 samples from studied species were selected and they rooted and shooted organs were separated and were transferred to the laboratory (totally 120 plant samples) and carbon sequestration coefficient of plant organs was determined with combustion method separately. 12 soil samples were taken from vicinity of each studied species randomly (totally 24 soil samples) and their carbon sequestration was determined. The results showed that carbon sequestration rate had significant difference (p<%1) between studied species. Also soil had more potential of carbon sequestration than plant organs.