Landscape Pattern Dynamics and Mechanisms during Vegetation Restoration: A Multiscale, Hierarchical Patch Dynamics Approach
This study examines patterns of restoration using permanent plots and remote sensing of a nature reserve from 1979 to the present using a multiscale, hierarchical patch dynamic framework.
Research Goals & Methods
This study attempts to document changes in time and space during the restoration of forests with the purpose of understanding its patterns and processes.
Conclusions & Takeaways
Both the abundance and coverage of the dominant species are larger than other species in the three forest types. Hence, the dominant species may play a critical role in determining the type and physiognomy of the forest community. Over the time surveyed, all the areas sampled saw the transition from needle-leaved forest to needle/broad-leaved mixed forest to broad-leaved forest. The results suggest that restoration can be assessed mainly using "indicators" of pattern, communities, and species. These attributes can assess larger scale restoration of process.
Landscape Pattern Dynamics and Mechanisms during Vegetation Restoration: A Multiscale, Hierarchical Patch Dynamics Approach. Restoration Ecology. 2010;20:95–102. doi:10.1111/j.1526-100x.2010.00741.x..
- Department of Ecology, School of Life Science/State Key Laboratory for Biocontrol, Sun Yat‐Sen University, Guangzhou, China