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Journal of Forestry Research

, Volume 16, Issue 2, pp 143-147

Ecological functions of bamboo forest: Research and Application

  • Zhou Ben-zhiAffiliated withResearch Institute of Subtropical Forestry, Chinese Academy of Forestry
  • , Fu Mao-yiAffiliated withResearch Institute of Subtropical Forestry, Chinese Academy of Forestry
  • , Xie Jin-zhongAffiliated withResearch Institute of Subtropical Forestry, Chinese Academy of Forestry
  • , Yang Xiao-shengAffiliated withResearch Institute of Subtropical Forestry, Chinese Academy of Forestry
  • , Li Zheng-caiAffiliated withResearch Institute of Subtropical Forestry, Chinese Academy of Forestry

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Abstract

Bamboo forest is an important forest type in subropical and tropical areas. Due to its biological characteristic and growth habits, bamboo is not only an ideal economic investment that can be utilized in many different manners but also has enormous potential for alleviating many environmental problems facing the world today. This review describes ecological functions of the bamboo forest on soil erosion control, water conservation, land rehabilitation, and carbon sequestration.

Keywords

Bamboo forest Ecological function Environment Review

CLC number

S795 S756

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