(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2008)

Document title

Assessing natural and cultural determinants of urban forest quality in Nanjing (China)

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

JIM C.Y. (1) ; CHEN S.S. (2) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography, University of Hong Kong, CHINE
(2) Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, CAS, Nanjing, CHINE


This paper focuses on the urban biogeographical study of tree quality with regard to habitat conditions that vary mainly by land cover. Statistical analysis, including logistic regression, was used to test the hypothesis that tree performance is related to extrinsic habitat conditions (planting site, ground cover, land cover, and district) and intrinsic tree traits (species provenance, seasonality, tree dimensions). A total of 6,351 trees were evaluated. District differentiation in tree performance was related to land cover. Exotic and evergreen species grew better than indigenous and deciduous, offering hints on species-habitat matching. Detailed field and statistical analyses could yield tree-environment information to enhance urban forestry research and management


Article of periodic

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1980)

Millesime : 2008, vol. 29, no5 [pp. 455-473]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 1 fig., 6 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20106

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