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Article: Seed rain and natural regeneration in Lophostemon confertus plantations in Hong Kong, China

TitleSeed rain and natural regeneration in Lophostemon confertus plantations in Hong Kong, China
Authors
KeywordsChina
Exotic plantations
Hong Kong
Natural regeneration
Seed rain
Issue Date2008
PublisherSpringer Verlag Dordrecht. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0169-4286
Citation
New Forests, 2008, v. 35 n. 2, p. 119-130 How to Cite?
AbstractNatural forests have been increasingly replaced by artificial plantations around the world. Some research results suggest that artificial plantations can promote natural regeneration. The efforts in establishing protective forests in Hong Kong over the last 50 years after the Second World War have resulted in many exotic tree plantations which are ideal sites for the study of natural regeneration. This study looked at the seed rain and understorey woody plant diversity in three Lophostemon confertus plantations (25-40 years old) in Hong Kong. All the plantations were > 1 km from the nearest seed sources. Two of the plantations had a seed rain comparable in density and diversity to unplanted grasslands, and the understorey plant diversity was also low and dominated by shrubs. The other site had a higher and more diverse seed rain, as well as higher understorey stem density, but both the seed rain and the understorey were dominated by the shrub Psychotria asiatica. The poor seed rain at two sites and the rarity of potential canopy tree species in both the seed rain and understory regeneration at all sites suggest that planting exotic monocultures does not promote succession. Enrichment planting will be needed to restore forest diversity. © 2007 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/89283
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.342
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.699
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dc.contributor.authorLee, EWSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHau, BCHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCorlett, RTen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:54:54Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:54:54Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_HK
dc.identifier.citationNew Forests, 2008, v. 35 n. 2, p. 119-130en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0169-4286en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/89283-
dc.description.abstractNatural forests have been increasingly replaced by artificial plantations around the world. Some research results suggest that artificial plantations can promote natural regeneration. The efforts in establishing protective forests in Hong Kong over the last 50 years after the Second World War have resulted in many exotic tree plantations which are ideal sites for the study of natural regeneration. This study looked at the seed rain and understorey woody plant diversity in three Lophostemon confertus plantations (25-40 years old) in Hong Kong. All the plantations were > 1 km from the nearest seed sources. Two of the plantations had a seed rain comparable in density and diversity to unplanted grasslands, and the understorey plant diversity was also low and dominated by shrubs. The other site had a higher and more diverse seed rain, as well as higher understorey stem density, but both the seed rain and the understorey were dominated by the shrub Psychotria asiatica. The poor seed rain at two sites and the rarity of potential canopy tree species in both the seed rain and understory regeneration at all sites suggest that planting exotic monocultures does not promote succession. Enrichment planting will be needed to restore forest diversity. © 2007 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherSpringer Verlag Dordrecht. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0169-4286en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofNew Forestsen_HK
dc.subjectChinaen_HK
dc.subjectExotic plantationsen_HK
dc.subjectHong Kongen_HK
dc.subjectNatural regenerationen_HK
dc.subjectSeed rainen_HK
dc.titleSeed rain and natural regeneration in Lophostemon confertus plantations in Hong Kong, Chinaen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0169-4286&volume=35&spage=119&epage=130&date=2008&atitle=Seed+rain+and+natural+regeneration+in+Lophostemon+confertus+plantations+in+Hong+Kong,+Chinaen_HK
dc.identifier.emailHau, BCH: chhau@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11056-007-9065-4en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeNetherlandsen_HK
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