|Forest carbon storage along the north-south transect of eastern China: Spatial patterns, allocation, and influencing factors|
|Wen, D; He, NP
|Source Publication||ECOLOGICAL INDICATORS
|Abstract||Forests play an important role in sequestrating atmospheric CO2; therefore, understanding the spatial variations and controlling mechanisms of forest carbon (C) storage is important. In this study, we collected data on forest C storage along a north-south transect of eastern China from literature published between 2004 and 2014. The collected data, which were from over 2000 plots, allowed us to explore the latitudinal patterns in forest C storage. The results showed that vegetation C storage decreased with increasing latitude, while soil C storage increased. This spatial pattern of vegetation C storage was more apparent for mature forests (forest age >80 years). Furthermore, latitudinal patterns in forest C storage, both in vegetation and in soil, became stronger with increasing statistical scale, increasing from plot scale to latitudinal scale (2-5). However, total forest C storage (vegetation + soil) had no apparent latitudinal pattern. Interestingly, the allocation ratios of forest C storage between vegetation and soil had a negative logarithmic relationship with latitude. These results suggest that in eastern China, climatic factors control latitudinal patterns in the forest C storage of vegetation and soil, albeit in different ways (positive for vegetation and negative for soil), and also control the allocation ratios of forest C storage between vegetation and soil. Furthermore, the latitudinal patterns of forest C storage were opposite for vegetation and soil, resulting from the different climatic controlling mechanism. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.|
|Subject Area||Biodiversity & Conservation
; Environmental Sciences & Ecology
|WOS Subject Extended||Biodiversity Conservation
; Environmental Sciences
|WOS Keyword||SOIL CARBON
; TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS
; TEMPERATURE SENSITIVITY
; DECOMPOSITION RATES
|Publisher||ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Wen, D,He, NP. Forest carbon storage along the north-south transect of eastern China: Spatial patterns, allocation, and influencing factors[J]. ECOLOGICAL INDICATORS,2016,61:960-967.
Wen, D,&He, NP.(2016).Forest carbon storage along the north-south transect of eastern China: Spatial patterns, allocation, and influencing factors.ECOLOGICAL INDICATORS,61,960-967.
Wen, D,et al."Forest carbon storage along the north-south transect of eastern China: Spatial patterns, allocation, and influencing factors".ECOLOGICAL INDICATORS 61(2016):960-967.
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