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

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

JIM, C.Y.
Dept. of Geography, University of Hong Kong, Chine
CHEN, S.S.
Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, CAS, Nanjing, Chine


Description :
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.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Physical geography, issn : 0272-3646, 2008, vol. 29, n°. 5, p. 455-473, nombre de pages : 19, Références bibliographiques : 2 p.

Date :
2008

Editeur :
Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, Abingdon, Taylor and Francis

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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