Variation in Mountain Vegetation Composition between the East and the West Sides of Southern Taiwan
AbstractIn this study, we classified twenty associations, 179 families, 810 genera, 1897 species, and identified 291 rare species. The vegetation units were named following floristic-sociological approach. A cocktail determination key was used to classify the following vegetation units of association. More of the west side than the east side of the study area was at a higher altitude, and the vegetation experienced significant compression. Follow the result of detrended correspondence analysis (DCA), winter rainfall and average January temperature were the main environmental factors affecting variation in vegetation distribution by elevation gradient in this area. The particular association type on the eastern side of the study area is attributable to the northeast monsoon experienced year-round in this area, which causes relatively low temperature and humidity and wind rush, as well as the compression of the elevation range in each forest. The monsoon deciduous vegetation area exists only on the west of the low altitude mountains. View Full-Text
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Chian, Y.-S.; Yeh, C.-L.; Wang, C.-C. Variation in Mountain Vegetation Composition between the East and the West Sides of Southern Taiwan. Forests 2016, 7, 179.
Chian Y-S, Yeh C-L, Wang C-C. Variation in Mountain Vegetation Composition between the East and the West Sides of Southern Taiwan. Forests. 2016; 7(8):179.Chicago/Turabian Style
Chian, Yi-Shin; Yeh, Ching-Long; Wang, Chih-Chiang. 2016. "Variation in Mountain Vegetation Composition between the East and the West Sides of Southern Taiwan." Forests 7, no. 8: 179.
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