Journal of Forestry Research

, Volume 16, Issue 2, pp 143–147

Ecological functions of bamboo forest: Research and Application

  • Zhou Ben-zhi
  • Fu Mao-yi
  • Xie Jin-zhong
  • Yang Xiao-sheng
  • Li Zheng-cai
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF02857909

Cite this article as:
Ben-zhi, Z., Mao-yi, F., Jin-zhong, X. et al. Journal of Forestry Research (2005) 16: 143. doi:10.1007/BF02857909

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 forestEcological functionEnvironmentReview

CLC number

S795S756

Document code

A

Copyright information

© Editorial Board of Journal of Forestry Research. All rights reserved 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhou Ben-zhi
    • 1
  • Fu Mao-yi
    • 1
  • Xie Jin-zhong
    • 1
  • Yang Xiao-sheng
    • 1
  • Li Zheng-cai
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Institute of Subtropical ForestryChinese Academy of ForestryP. R. China