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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1999)

Document title

Vegetation chronosequence in Hong Kong : soil properties and successional development

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

CHAU K.C. ; MARAFA L.M. ;

Abstract

The soil properties of a vegetation chronosequence in Hong Kong involving a grassland, a 22-year mixed woodland, a 52-year forest and 2 graduation 150-year old climax (feng shui) forests were examined. All the 3 hypotheses tested are rejected. While the feng shui forests differed markedly in soil properties, exotic species were superior to native species in soil amelioration. There was no accumulation of organic carbon, nitrogen and cation nutrients with ecological succession, due to the influence of patchy fire, species composition, parent materials and distance from the sea

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Singapore journal of tropical geography / ISSN 0129-7619 / CODEN SJTGD5

Editor : University of Singapore, Singapore - SINGAPOUR (1980)

Millesime : 1999, vol. 20, no1 [pp. 24-35]

Bibliographic references : 36 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 12443 A

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