Mountain Development

Wuhan University Journal of Natural Sciences

, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 694-700

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Age-structure and dynamic of dominant population ofcastanopsis carlesii community in Dujiangyan city, Sichuan, China

  • Cai Xiao-huAffiliated withInstitute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, Chinese Academy of ScienceForestry Academy of Sichuan Email author 
  • , Zhong Xiang-haoAffiliated withInstitute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, Chinese Academy of Science
  • , Wang Jin-xiAffiliated withForestry Academy of Sichuan
  • , He FeiAffiliated withForestry Academy of Sichuan
  • , Liu Xing-IiangAffiliated withForestry Academy of Sichuan

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It analyses theCastanopsis carlesii, Camellia oleifera andSymplocos laurina populations' status and role in theCastanopsis carlesii community basing on the study on the dominant population size structure, survival curve and dynamic. It reveals theCastanopsis carlesi population acts as a main role in the community which maintains the stabilization and renovation of the community. The populations ofCamellia oleifera andSymplocos laurina act as a secondary position. The development and succession dynamics of dominant populations is also discussed. The management method is preliminary drawn out which offers a theoretical basis for the evergreen broad-leaved forest restoration and reconstruction in the lower hilly of the west edge of the Sichuan basin.

Key words

dominant population bio-diversity sustainable management

CLC number

Q 948