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The Altitudinal Belts of Subalpine Virgin Forest on Mt. Gongga Simulated by a Succession Model
Cheng Gen-wei1; Sun Jian2; Sha Yu-kun1,3; Fan Ji-hui1
Corresponding AuthorSUN Jian
2014
Source PublicationJOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE
ISSN1672-6316
EISSN1993-0321
Volume11Issue:6Pages:1560-1570
SubtypeArticle
AbstractHow to accurately simulate the distribution of forest species based upon their biological attributes has been a traditional biogeographical issue. Forest gap models are very useful tools for examining the dynamics of forest succession and revealing the species structure of vegetation. In the present study, the GFSM (Gongga Forest Succession Model) was developed and applied to simulate the distribution, composition and succession process of forests in 100 m elevation intervals. The results indicate that the simulated results of the tree species, quantities of the different types of trees, tree age and differences in DBH (diameter at breast height) composition were in line with the actual situation from 1400 to 3700 MASL (meters above sea level) on the eastern slope of Mt. Gongga. Moreover, the dominant species in the simulated results were the same as those in the surveyed database. Thus, the GFSM model can best simulate the features of forest dynamics and structure in the natural conditions of Mt. Gongga. The work provides a new approach to studying the structure and distribution characteristics of mountain ecosystems in varied elevations. Moreover, the results of this study suggest that the biogeochemistry mechanism model should be combined with the forest succession model to facilitate the ecological model in simulating the physical and chemical processes involved.
KeywordSubalpine Forests Altitudinal Belts Succession Processes Forest Gap Model
WOS HeadingsScience & Technology ; Life Sciences & Biomedicine
DOI10.1007/s11629-013-2722-5
WOS Subject ExtendedEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology
Indexed BySCI
WOS KeywordGAP MODEL ; TIBETAN PLATEAU ; DYNAMICS ; MOUNTAINS ; UGANDA
Language英语
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WOS SubjectEnvironmental Sciences
WOS IDWOS:000345621100018
Funding OrganizationChinese Academy of Sciences(KZCX2-XB3-08) ; National Natural Science Foundation of China(31070405)
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.imde.ac.cn/handle/131551/7424
CollectionJournal of Mountain Science_Journal of Mountain Science-2014_Vol11 No.6
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Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Mt Hazard & Environm, Key Lab Mt Surface Proc & Ecol Regulat, Chengdu 610041, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Key Lab Ecosyst Network Observat & Modelling, Synth Res Ctr,Chinese Ecosyst Res Network, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
3.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
First Author Affilication中国科学院水利部成都山地灾害与环境研究所
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Cheng Gen-wei,Sun Jian,Sha Yu-kun,et al. The Altitudinal Belts of Subalpine Virgin Forest on Mt. Gongga Simulated by a Succession Model[J]. JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE,2014,11(6):1560-1570.
APA Cheng Gen-wei,Sun Jian,Sha Yu-kun,&Fan Ji-hui.(2014).The Altitudinal Belts of Subalpine Virgin Forest on Mt. Gongga Simulated by a Succession Model.JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE,11(6),1560-1570.
MLA Cheng Gen-wei,et al."The Altitudinal Belts of Subalpine Virgin Forest on Mt. Gongga Simulated by a Succession Model".JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE 11.6(2014):1560-1570.
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