Plant Diversity ›› 2000, Vol. 22 ›› Issue (04): 1-3.

• Articles •    

Comparison to Floristic Diversity of the Primary and Secondary Humid Evergreen Broad - Leaved Forest in Wawushan National Forest Park of the Southwestern China

BAO Wei-Kai, LIU Zhao - Guang, LIU Chao-Lu, YUAN Ya-Fu. WANG Ze-Wei   

  1. Chengdu Institute of Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu 610041, China
  • Online:2000-08-25 Published:2000-08-25

Abstract: The largest area of subtropical evergreen broad - leaved forests distributed naturally in southern and southwestern China play an important role in biological diversity and natural environment conservation.However, human - induced disturbances in the last several decades have destroyed most of the valued vege-tation. Diversity loss and environmental degradation have been a serious problem. It has been pressing and difficult work to restore and rehabilitate the evergreen broad - leaved forests. In China, although numerous studies dealing with the artificial rehabilitation have been carried out, the effect on conservation and restora-tion of biological diversity has been found to be ineffective due to restricted tree selection. Few studies have undertaken natural regeneration and floristic diversity restoration.

Key words: Subtropical evergreen broad-leaved forest