Secondary succession and effects of clear-logging on diversity in the subtropical forests on Okinawa Island, southern Japan

@article{Kubota2004SecondarySA,
  title={Secondary succession and effects of clear-logging on diversity in the subtropical forests on Okinawa Island, southern Japan},
  author={Yasuhiro Kubota and Kenji Katsuda and Kihachiro Kikuzawa},
  journal={Biodiversity & Conservation},
  year={2004},
  volume={14},
  pages={879-901}
}
In order to clarify the recovery process of the subtropical forest on Okinawa Island, southern Japan, biomass accumulation and the successional trend of species diversity with time were investigated by comparing plots of old-growth and clear logged secondary forests. Self-thinning was an important factor in the development of young secondary forests, and the small variance in tree size within a stand was related to the stand not being fully stratified after clear-cutting. A large variance of… CONTINUE READING
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