TITLE

Application of biotope mapping model integrated with vegetation cover continuity attributes in urban biodiversity conservation

AUTHOR(S)
GAO Tian; QIU Ling; CHEN Cun-gen
PUB. DATE
September 2010
SOURCE
Yingyong Shengtai Xuebao;Sep2010, Vol. 21 Issue 9, p2295
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Based on the biotope classification system with vegetation structure as the framework, a modified biotope mapping model integrated with vegetation cover continuity attributes was developed, and applied to the study of the greenbelts in Helsingborg in southern Sweden. An evaluation of the vegetation cover continuity in the greenbelts was carried out by the comparisons of the vascular plant species richness in long-and short-continuity forests, based on the identification of woodland continuity by using ancient woodland indicator species (AWIS). In the test greenbelts, long-continuity woodlands had more AWIS. Among the forests where the dominant trees were more than 30-year-old, the long-continuity ones had a higher biodiversity of vascular plants, compared with the short-continuity ones with the similar vegetation structure. The modified biotope mapping model integrated with the continuity features of vegetation cover could be an important tool in investigating urban biodiversity, and provide corresponding strategies for future urban biodiversity conservation.
ACCESSION #
63536072

 

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