Journal of Forestry Research

, Volume 16, Issue 2, pp 143–147 | Cite as

Ecological functions of bamboo forest: Research and Application

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


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.


Bamboo forest Ecological function Environment Review 

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S795 S756 

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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

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