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To What Extent Local Forest Soil Pollen Can Assist Restoration in Subtropical China?
Sun, Zhongyu1,2; Wang, Jun2; Ren, Hai2; Guo, Qinfeng3; Shu, Junwu (舒军武)4; Liu, Nan2

Long-term ecological data play a vital role in ecological conservation and restoration, however, using information from local forest soil pollen data to assist restoration remains a challenge. This study analyzed two data sets, including 1) surface soil pollen (0-5 cm) and current vegetation data from four near-natural communities and four plantations, and 2) fossil pollen from soil profiles (0-80 cm) from a regional climax community and a degraded land. The pollen representativeness and similarity indexes were calculated. The results showed a low similarity between soil pollen and current vegetation (about 20%) thus forest soil pollen data should be used with caution when defining reference ecosystems. Pollen from Gironniera and Rutaceae which were abundant in broadleaved forest, were also detected in the 40-80 cm layer of a soil profile from the degraded land, which indicates its restoration possibility. Our study considered that the early restoration stage of the study area may benefit from using plant taxa of Pinus, Poaceae, Lonicera, Casuarina, Trema and Quercus. As Pinus, Castanopsis, Gironniera, Rutaceae, Helicia, Randia, Poaceae, Dicranopteris and Pteris always existed during succession, for regional forest restoration under global climate change, the roles of such "stable species" should be considered.

WOS KeywordEarly Holocene Optimum ; Ecological Memory ; Vegetation Relationships ; Southern China ; History ; Record ; Conservation ; Biodiversity ; Perspective ; Landscapes
Funding ProjectNatural Science Foundation of China[31170493] ; Natural Science Foundation of China[31400380] ; Guangdong Science and Technology Program[2014A030305014] ; Guangdong Science and Technology Program[2015B070701020]
WOS Research AreaScience & Technology - Other Topics
WOS SubjectMultidisciplinary Sciences
WOS IDWOS:000388253400001
Funding OrganizationNatural Science Foundation of China ; Guangdong Science and Technology Program
Document Type期刊论文
Corresponding AuthorWang, Jun; Ren, Hai
Affiliation1.Guangzhou Inst Geog, Guangdong Open Lab Geospatial Informat Technol &, Guangzhou 510070, Guangdong, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Key Lab Vegetat Restorat & Management Degraded Ec, South China Bot Garden, Guangzhou 510650, Guangdong, Peoples R China
3.US Forest Serv, Eastern Forest Environm Threat Assessment Ctr, USDA, Res Triangle Pk, NC 27709 USA
4.Chinese Acad Sci, Nanjing Inst Geol & Palaeontol, State Key Lab Paleobiol & Stratig, Nanjing 210008, Jiangsu, Peoples R China
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Sun, Zhongyu,Wang, Jun,Ren, Hai,et al. To What Extent Local Forest Soil Pollen Can Assist Restoration in Subtropical China?[J]. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS,2016,6:9.
APA Sun, Zhongyu,Wang, Jun,Ren, Hai,Guo, Qinfeng,Shu, Junwu ,&Liu, Nan.(2016).To What Extent Local Forest Soil Pollen Can Assist Restoration in Subtropical China?.SCIENTIFIC REPORTS,6,9.
MLA Sun, Zhongyu,et al."To What Extent Local Forest Soil Pollen Can Assist Restoration in Subtropical China?".SCIENTIFIC REPORTS 6(2016):9.
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