Acta Geographica Sinica ›› 2009, Vol. 64 ›› Issue (9): 1048-1057.doi: 10.11821/xb200909003

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Review on Plant Ecology in Southern China

YANG Yu-sheng1,2, GUO Jian-fen1,2, WANG Jian1,2, SHENG Hao1,2, LI Xibo1,2, LIN Cheng-fang1,2, WANG Wei-qi1,2, XIE Jin-sheng1,2, CHEN Guang-shui1,2   

  1. 1. School of Geographical Science,Fujian Normal University,Fuzhou 350007,China;
    2. Key Laboratory of Humid Subtropical Eco-geographical Process of the Ministry of Education,Fuzhou 350007,China
  • Received:2009-06-15 Revised:2009-07-10 Online:2009-09-25 Published:2009-09-25
  • Supported by:

    National Natural Science Foundation of China,No.30800877


In this study, several important study fields of plant ecology in southern China have been reviewed and discussed, including the biodiversity conservation of subtropical forest community, the mechanisms of forest succession, the carbon and nutrients cycles in forest ecosystems, the ecological restoration of upland degraded land, the regeneration of wetland, the protection regime of biodiversity, the mechanisms of biological invasion, the greenhouse gas emissions, the reconstruction of urban plant, the mitigation of urban heat island and the carbon balance of urban green land. Several research priorities about plant ecology in southern China have been supplied in order to restore and reconstruct degraded ecosystems, accelerate the conservation of biodiversity, maintain habitation environment and human health, improve adaptability of ecosystem to global change, and enhance ecological safety.

Key words: plant ecology, forest, wetland, degraded ecosystem, urban ecosystem, Chin