Using ecological memory as an indicator to monitor the ecological restoration of four forest plantations in subtropical China

  • Authors: Sun, Zhongyu; Ren, Hai; Schaefer, Val; Guo, Qinfeng; Wang, Jun
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
  • Source: Environmental Monitoring Assessment
  • DOI: 10.1007/s10661-014-4000-6

Abstract

A large area of plantations has been established worldwide and especially in China. Evaluating the restoration status of these plantations is essential for their longterm management. Based on our previous work, we used an ecological memory (EM) approach to evaluate four 26-year-old plantations that represent four common kinds of plantations in subtropical China, i.e., mixed broad-leaved plantation (MBP), mixed coniferous plantation (MCP), eucalyptus plantation (EP), and mixed legume plantation

  • Citation: Sun, Zhongyu; Ren, Hai; Schaefer, Val; Guo, Qinfeng; Wang, Jun 2014. Using ecological memory as an indicator to monitor the ecological restoration of four forest plantations in subtropical China. Environmental Monitoring Assessment 186:8229–8247 Springer 19p
  • Keywords: Evaluation approach . Forest restoration .Succession trajectory . Plantation . Ecosystemdynamic .Reference ecosystem
  • Posted Date: January 21, 2015
  • Modified Date: January 21, 2015
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