Climate Change and Soil Conditions in the Tropical Rainforest of Southeastern Nigeria
Nwagbara, M.O.; Ibe O.K

There is often the tendency for the component of a system to respond to perturbation whether from within or outside. Climate, itself a system, is never static because of some internal and external perturbations. Similarly, the bigger earthatmosphere system to which climate belongs is never stable due to its components that are ever changing. As climate is affected by changes, other components of the earth-atmosphere system (Vegetation and Soil, for example) might respond to influences exerted on them by the change. Presently, climate change is one of the most actively investigated scientific issues because of its potentially far-reaching consequences. The recent climate change and its consequences on soil conditions in relation to the rainforest vegetation of Southeastern Nigeria have not been given their deserved attention. Consequently, this paper examines the relationship existing between the changing climate and soil conditions in the tropical rainforest of southeastern Nigeria and its implication for agriculture.

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