Chin J Plant Ecol ›› 2013, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (6): 558-565.DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1258.2013.00057

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An introduction to an experimental design for studying effects of air temperature rise on model forest ecosystems

LIU Ju-Xiu,LI Yue-Lin,LIU Shi-Zhong,LI Yi-Yong,CHU Guo-Wei,MENG Ze,ZHANG De-Qiang()   

  1. South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510650, China
  • Received:2013-01-05 Accepted:2013-04-07 Online:2013-06-01 Published:2013-06-05
  • Contact: ZHANG De-Qiang


Impact of rising air temperature on structure and functions of forest ecosystems is potentially a large issue. This paper introduces a large experiment being carried out at Dinghushan Forest Ecosystem Research Station in southern China. We focus on the impact of rising temperature on model forest ecosystems in southern China. The experimental design, its uniqueness and the research contents are illustrated to benefit the design of other related experiments.

Key words: effect, experiment, forest, rising air temperature