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Latitude:39.9566, Longitude:115.425

The 20-ha Dongling Mountain warm temperate deciduous Broadleaved forest plot was established in 2010, with the geographical coordinate 39.96°N, 115.43°E. The mean elevation of the plot is 1395m, and the terrain is relatively steep with the elevation change of 219.3 m, ranging from 20° to 60°. The plot belongs to a warm temperate continental monsoon climate. The mean annual rain fall is 500-650 mm and annual average temperature is 4.8.

The 20-ha Dongling Mountain plot is a typical warm temperate secondary forest, which has obvious dominant species all belonging to deciduous Broadleaved trees (e.g. Quercus wutaishanica, Acer mono and Betula dahurica). Vertical structure was composed of an overstory layer, midstory layer and a shrub layer, the first five species comprised 61% of all individuals, and the first 20 species comprised 92% of all individuals, and there were 52,136 individuals with DBH 1cm, belonging to 58 species, 33 genera and 18 families. From June to September in 2015, the first re-census was successfully finished, and 20,984 stem and branches were recorded, and the total species number the plots was identified as 54.

Principal Investigator:Sang Weiguo, Professor of Institute of Botany, CAS. His research interests are in forest ecology, invasion ecology, and ecological modelling.

Zhu Li, Assitant Professor of Institute of Botany, CAS. Her research interests are in plant population ecology and invasion ecology

Research Team: Zhu Li, Wang Shunzhong, Su Hongxin, Bai Fan

Collaborating Institution Contact Information
Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences Dr. Weiguo Sang wsong@iccas.ac.cn