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Article: Photosynthesis in relation to leaf nitrogen, phosphorus and specific leaf area of seedlings and saplings in tropical montane rain forests of Hainan Island, south China
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TitlePhotosynthesis in relation to leaf nitrogen, phosphorus and specific leaf area of seedlings and saplings in tropical montane rain forests of Hainan Island, south China
 
AuthorsLiu, F1 2
Zhang, M4
Wang, W3
Chen, S1
Zheng, J1
Yang, W1
Hu, F1
An, S1
 
KeywordsLeaf Nitrogen And Phosphorus
Photosynthesis
Sapling
Specific Leaf Area
Tropical Montane Rain Forest
 
Issue Date2009
 
PublisherGaodeng Jiaoyu Chubanshe
 
CitationFrontiers of Forestry in China, 2009, v. 4 n. 1, p. 75-84 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11461-009-0004-8
 
AbstractIn order to make clear the relationships between photosynthesis and leaf N, leaf P and SLA of tropical trees, and test the differences in the relationships among life-form groups (trees, shrub-like trees and shrubs), seedlings and saplings of 101 species from a tropical montane rain forest, located in the Diaoluo Mountain of Hainan Island, were selected. The net photosynthesis based on area and mass (A area and A mass), leaf nitrogen content based on area and mass (N area and N mass), leaf phosphorus content based on area and mass (P area and P mass) and specific leaf area (SLA) were measured and/or calculated. The results showed that A area and A mass tended to follow the order of shrubs > trees > shrub-like trees. One-way ANOVA showed that the difference in A area between shrubs and shrub-like trees was significant (p<0.05), and for A mass there were significant differences between shrubs and shrub-like trees and between shrubs and tree species (p<0.05). The relationships between A area and N mass were highly significant in all three life-form groups and for all species (p<0.0001). The correlation between A area and P mass was highly significant in shrubs (p = 0.0038), shrub-like trees (p < 0.0002) and for all species (p<0.0001), but not significant in trees (p>0.05). The relationship between A area and SLAwas highly significant in shrubs (p = 0.0006), trees (p<0.0001) and for all species (p<0.0001), however this relation was not significant in shrub-like trees (p>0.05). The relationships between A mass and leaf N and SLA were highly significant in all three life-form groups and for all species (p<0.0001). For A mass and leaf P, there were significant correlations in tree groups (p = 0.0377) and highly significant correlations in shrub groups (p = 0.0004), shrub-like tree groups (p = 0.0018) and for all species (p < 0.0001). Stepwise regression showed that predicted A mass values were closer to the observed values than those for predicted A area values. Thus, it can be concluded that the relationships obtained from seedling and sapling measurements are close to those from mature individuals; correlations between photosynthesis and N mass, P mass and SLA traits are significant and the relationships are stronger and more stable for A mass than for A area. © 2009 Higher Education Press and Springer-Verlag GmbH.
 
ISSN1673-3517
 
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11461-009-0004-8
 
ReferencesReferences in Scopus
 
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dc.contributor.authorLiu, F
 
dc.contributor.authorZhang, M
 
dc.contributor.authorWang, W
 
dc.contributor.authorChen, S
 
dc.contributor.authorZheng, J
 
dc.contributor.authorYang, W
 
dc.contributor.authorHu, F
 
dc.contributor.authorAn, S
 
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-17T10:18:17Z
 
dc.date.available2010-09-17T10:18:17Z
 
dc.date.issued2009
 
dc.description.abstractIn order to make clear the relationships between photosynthesis and leaf N, leaf P and SLA of tropical trees, and test the differences in the relationships among life-form groups (trees, shrub-like trees and shrubs), seedlings and saplings of 101 species from a tropical montane rain forest, located in the Diaoluo Mountain of Hainan Island, were selected. The net photosynthesis based on area and mass (A area and A mass), leaf nitrogen content based on area and mass (N area and N mass), leaf phosphorus content based on area and mass (P area and P mass) and specific leaf area (SLA) were measured and/or calculated. The results showed that A area and A mass tended to follow the order of shrubs > trees > shrub-like trees. One-way ANOVA showed that the difference in A area between shrubs and shrub-like trees was significant (p<0.05), and for A mass there were significant differences between shrubs and shrub-like trees and between shrubs and tree species (p<0.05). The relationships between A area and N mass were highly significant in all three life-form groups and for all species (p<0.0001). The correlation between A area and P mass was highly significant in shrubs (p = 0.0038), shrub-like trees (p < 0.0002) and for all species (p<0.0001), but not significant in trees (p>0.05). The relationship between A area and SLAwas highly significant in shrubs (p = 0.0006), trees (p<0.0001) and for all species (p<0.0001), however this relation was not significant in shrub-like trees (p>0.05). The relationships between A mass and leaf N and SLA were highly significant in all three life-form groups and for all species (p<0.0001). For A mass and leaf P, there were significant correlations in tree groups (p = 0.0377) and highly significant correlations in shrub groups (p = 0.0004), shrub-like tree groups (p = 0.0018) and for all species (p < 0.0001). Stepwise regression showed that predicted A mass values were closer to the observed values than those for predicted A area values. Thus, it can be concluded that the relationships obtained from seedling and sapling measurements are close to those from mature individuals; correlations between photosynthesis and N mass, P mass and SLA traits are significant and the relationships are stronger and more stable for A mass than for A area. © 2009 Higher Education Press and Springer-Verlag GmbH.
 
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dc.identifier.citationFrontiers of Forestry in China, 2009, v. 4 n. 1, p. 75-84 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11461-009-0004-8
 
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dc.subjectLeaf Nitrogen And Phosphorus
 
dc.subjectPhotosynthesis
 
dc.subjectSapling
 
dc.subjectSpecific Leaf Area
 
dc.subjectTropical Montane Rain Forest
 
dc.titlePhotosynthesis in relation to leaf nitrogen, phosphorus and specific leaf area of seedlings and saplings in tropical montane rain forests of Hainan Island, south China
 
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Author Affiliations
  1. Nanjing University
  2. Shandong Survey and Design Institute of Water Conservancy
  3. Shanghai Garden Administration Bureau
  4. Nanjing Institute of Environmental Sciences