Plant Diversity ›› 2000, Vol. 22 ›› Issue (03): 1-3.

• Articles •    

Changes of Structure and Species Composition of Degraded Plant Community along Disturbance Gradients of Different Intensities

BAO Wei -Kai, CHEN Qing- Heng, LIU Zhao- Guang   

  1. Chengdu Institute of Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu 610041, China
  • Online:2000-06-25 Published:2000-06-25

Abstract: Structure and species composition of degraded plant community, along a human - induced distur-bance gradient in Dagou watershed of the upper reaches of the Minjiang River, were investigated. In general, attributes of woody - layer structure (density, height, basal area, species diversity and biomass) were negatively related with increasing disturbance. Herbaceous layer attributes (coverage, biomass, diversity, e-cological dominance etc. ) responded positively. This may be common response of various plant communities on disturbance except their density attribute.

Key words: Degraded community