Pattern of changes in species diversity, structure and dynamics of forest ecosystems along latitudinal gradients in East Asia

@article{Takyu2005PatternOC,
  title={Pattern of changes in species diversity, structure and dynamics of forest ecosystems along latitudinal gradients in East Asia},
  author={Masaaki Takyu and Yasuhiro Kubota and Shin-ichiro Aiba and Tatsuyuki Seino and Takashi Nishimura},
  journal={Ecological Research},
  year={2005},
  volume={20},
  pages={287-296}
}
We examined effects of seasonality of climate and dominant life form (evergreen/deciduous, broad-leaf/coniferous) together with energy condition on species diversity, forest structure, forest dynamics, and productivity of forest ecosystems by comparing the patterns of changes in these ecosystem attributes along altitudinal gradients in tropical regions without seasonality and along a latitudinal gradient from tropical to temperate regions in humid East Asia. We used warmth index (temperature… CONTINUE READING