Effects of forest type, stand age, and altitude on soil respiration in subtropical forests of China

  • Wang B
  • Jiang Y
  • Wei X
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An automated chamber system was used to study how soil respiration (R-S) differed with stand age (SA), altitude (AL), and forest type (FT), in subtropical China. From 2006 to 2008, measurements of soil-surface CO2 efflux and associated environmental factors were made in an evergreen broad-leaved forest (EB), and five aged Chinese fir {[}Cunninghamia lanceolata Hook.] plantations (CF), and three altitudinal Moso bamboo {[}Phyllostachys pubescens Mazel ex J. Houz.] plantations (MB), in Dagangshan mountain range, Jiangxi Province.
Multivariate analysis of covariance with soil temperature (T) and soil water content (SWC) as the covariates showed that FT and AL as the independent factors had a significant effect on R-S (P36, and 1-10 years. The conclusion of this study is that T, SWC, AL, FT, and SA all have significant effects on R-S in subtropical China.

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  • Bamboo
  • Chinese fir
  • Soil temperature
  • Soil water content
  • Soil-surface CO2flux

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  • Bing Wang

  • Yan Jiang

  • Xiaohua Wei

  • Guangdong Zhao

  • Hao Guo

  • Xiulan Bai

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