IGSNRR OpenIR
Effects of Topographical and Edaphic Factors on Tree Community Structure and Diversity of Subtropical Mountain Forests in the Lower Lancang River Basin
Zhang, Changshun1; Li, Xiaoying2; Chen, Long3; Xie, Gaodi1; Liu, Chunlan3; Pei, Sha3
2016-10-01
Source PublicationFORESTS
ISSN1999-4907
Volume7Issue:10Pages:17
Corresponding AuthorChen, Long(chenl.09b@igsnrr.ac.cn) ; Xie, Gaodi(xiegd@igsnrr.ac.cn)
AbstractWe investigated community structure and tree species diversity of six subtropical mountain forests in relation to 11 topographical and edaphic factors in Lower Lancang River Basin, Yunnan Province, China, based on a census of all trees with diameter at breast height >= 5 cm in 45 0.06-ha plots. The forests were as follows: a river valley monsoon forest, semi-humid evergreen broad-leaved forest, monsoon evergreen broad-leaved forest, mid-mountain humid evergreen broad-leaved forest, summit mossy dwarf forest, and warm needle-leaved forest. Owing to the variation in microenvironment, forest structure (tree density, mean height, mean diameter at breast height, mean basal area at breast height) and tree diversity indices (the number of species, Margalef richness, Shannon-Wiener diversity, Simpson's index, and Pielou's evenness) differed significantly among forest types but did not differ among sites. We recorded a total of 5155 canopy trees belonging to 204 tree species, 104 genera, and 50 families at three sites, and the co-occurrence of tree species between adjacent communities was higher. A clear forest community distribution along an altitudinal gradient suggested that elevation was important in tree species distribution. Ordination identified elevation, slope degree, slope position, soil pH, organic matter, total nitrogen, and available nitrogen as significant explanatory variables of tree species distribution and showed that elevation was more important than the rest of the environmental variables in affecting local woody plant distribution. Understanding relationships between tree species distribution and environmental factors in subtropical mountain forests of the Lower Lancang River Basin would enable us to apply these findings to forest management and vegetation restoration.
Keywordsubtropical mountain forest ordination topography edaphic factor Lancang River Valley
DOI10.3390/f7100222
WOS KeywordSPECIES DISTRIBUTION ; SOIL PROPERTIES ; SPATIAL HETEROGENEITY ; HERBACEOUS LAYER ; TROPICAL FOREST ; RAIN-FOREST ; CHINA ; VEGETATION ; GRADIENTS ; XISHUANGBANNA
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectSpecial Program for Basic Research of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China[2008FY110300] ; National Key Research and Development Plan[2016YFC0503403] ; Nabanhe Biodiversity Conservation and Demonstration Project ; Humanities and Social Science Project of Colleges and Universities in Jiangxi Province[JC1227]
Funding OrganizationSpecial Program for Basic Research of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China ; National Key Research and Development Plan ; Nabanhe Biodiversity Conservation and Demonstration Project ; Humanities and Social Science Project of Colleges and Universities in Jiangxi Province
WOS Research AreaForestry
WOS SubjectForestry
WOS IDWOS:000388670800013
PublisherMDPI AG
Citation statistics
Cited Times:10[WOS]   [WOS Record]     [Related Records in WOS]
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/65686
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorChen, Long; Xie, Gaodi
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
2.Southwest Forestry Univ, Coll Environm Sci & Engn, Kunming 650224, Peoples R China
3.Beijing Municipal Res Inst Environm Protect, Beijing 100037, Peoples R China
Recommended Citation
GB/T 7714
Zhang, Changshun,Li, Xiaoying,Chen, Long,et al. Effects of Topographical and Edaphic Factors on Tree Community Structure and Diversity of Subtropical Mountain Forests in the Lower Lancang River Basin[J]. FORESTS,2016,7(10):17.
APA Zhang, Changshun,Li, Xiaoying,Chen, Long,Xie, Gaodi,Liu, Chunlan,&Pei, Sha.(2016).Effects of Topographical and Edaphic Factors on Tree Community Structure and Diversity of Subtropical Mountain Forests in the Lower Lancang River Basin.FORESTS,7(10),17.
MLA Zhang, Changshun,et al."Effects of Topographical and Edaphic Factors on Tree Community Structure and Diversity of Subtropical Mountain Forests in the Lower Lancang River Basin".FORESTS 7.10(2016):17.
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
Related Services
Recommend this item
Bookmark
Usage statistics
Export to Endnote
Google Scholar
Similar articles in Google Scholar
[Zhang, Changshun]'s Articles
[Li, Xiaoying]'s Articles
[Chen, Long]'s Articles
Baidu academic
Similar articles in Baidu academic
[Zhang, Changshun]'s Articles
[Li, Xiaoying]'s Articles
[Chen, Long]'s Articles
Bing Scholar
Similar articles in Bing Scholar
[Zhang, Changshun]'s Articles
[Li, Xiaoying]'s Articles
[Chen, Long]'s Articles
Terms of Use
No data!
Social Bookmark/Share
All comments (0)
No comment.
 

Items in the repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.