Chin J Plant Ecol ›› 2024, Vol. 48 ›› Issue (2): 254-268.DOI: 10.17521/cjpe.2023.0126

Special Issue: 植被生态学

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Main vegetation types and characteristics in Dongtou National Marine Park, Zhejiang, China

DENG Wen-Jie1, WU Hua-Zheng2, LI Tian-Xiang1, ZHOU Li-Na1, HU Ren-Yong1, JIN Xin-Jie1, ZHANG Yong-Pu1,3, ZHANG Yong-Hua1,3, LIU Jin-Liang1,3,*()()   

  1. 1College of Life and Environmental Science, Wenzhou University, Wenzhou, Zhejiang 325053, China
    2Dongtou Branch of Wenzhou Natural Resources and Planning Bureau, Wenzhou, Zhejiang 325088, China
    3Zhejiang Provincial Key Laboratory for Water Environment and Marine Biological Resources Protection, Wenzhou University, Wenzhou, Zhejiang 325053, China
  • Received:2023-05-06 Accepted:2023-06-20 Online:2024-02-28 Published:2024-02-28
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  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China(32271606)


Dongtou National Marine Park (DNMP) locates at the southeast coast of China, and the climax vegetation belongs to the subtropical evergreen broadleaf forests. However, we are still unclear about the vegetation types on most islands in DNMP. The objective of this study is to investigate vegetation types and characteristics across islands in DNMP. We conducted vegetation survey by setting up 90 sampling plots on the islands in DNMP. Species composition and habitat information in each plot were recorded and vegetation type classification and naming were referred according to the Vegegraphy of China. A total of 3 Vegetation Formation Groups, 8 Vegetation Formations, 34 Alliances, and 80 Associations were found in DNMP. The widely distributed vegetation types included Pinus thunbergii evergreen needleleaf forest, Casuarina equisetifolia evergreen broadleaf forest, Acacia confuse evergreen broadleaf forest, Eurya emarginata evergreen broadleaf shrubland, and Eurya japonica evergreen broadleaf shrubland. Our finding provides basic and detail information of vegetation structure and composition in these continental islands in eastern China.

Key words: Dongtou archipelago, vegetation type, ocean island, subtropical, national park