, Volume 16, Issue 2, pp 143-147

Ecological functions of bamboo forest: Research and Application

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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.

Foundation item: This paper was supported by International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) (No. PD 10/00REV.2(I,F)) and National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 30300273).
Biography: ZHOU Ben-zhi (1969-), male, Associate Professor in the Research Institute of Subtropical Forestry, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Fuyang, Zhejiang 311400, P.R. China.
Responsible editor: Chai Ruihai