Productivity as related to diversity and age in planted versus natural forests

  • Authors: Guo, Qinfeng; Ren, Hai
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
  • Source: Global Ecology and Biogeography
  • DOI: 10.1111/geb.12238

Abstract

Little is known about the performance of plantations relative to natural forests of the same climate zone and age. China has more plantations than any other country as a consequence of massive afforestation efforts.We use data from China to comparatively examine tree biomass and productivity of planted and natural stands in relation to climate zone, latitude, elevation, age and species diversity (richness).

  • Citation: Guo, Qinfeng; Ren, Hai. 2014. Productivity as related to diversity and age in planted versus natural forests. Global Ecology and Biogeography, (2014) 23, 1461–1471 11p.
  • Keywords: Carbon sequestration, China, comparison, elevation, functions, latitude, plantations, restoration, species selection, succession
  • Posted Date: January 21, 2015
  • Modified Date: April 17, 2019
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