Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Green Materials and Environmental Engineering

Water Holding Characteristics of Litters from Different Ecological Public Welfare Forest Types

Authors
Rui Shi, Biao Li, Shaoxiong Liu, Shu Wang
Corresponding Author
Rui Shi
Available Online December 2015.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/gmee-15.2015.16How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Ecological public welfare forest; litter; water holding capacity; water holding rate; water absorption rate
Abstract

Water holding characteristics, including, water holding capacity, water holding rate and absorption rate, together with the litter stock from five public welfare forests with different tree composition and identity were measured. The purpose was to understand water-conserving functions of the three plantations. The results showed that litters from five public welfare forests have different characteristics. The great litter production of litter in different ecological public welfare forest types was of Pinus yunnanensis forest, followed by the litter of Alnus nepalensis forest, Cunninghamia lanceolata forest, Eucalyptus globulus forest, and the least amount of litter stock was from Quercus variabilis forest. The total water holding capacity and water holding rate of litter increased logarithmically with increasing immersing time, according with logarithmic equation W=a*ln(t)+b. Water absorption rates of litter in all plantations decreased according to power correlation with increasing time immersed in water, it accord with power equation W=a*t-b (P < 0.001).

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Green Materials and Environmental Engineering
Series
Advances in Engineering Research
Publication Date
December 2015
ISBN
978-94-6252-138-4
ISSN
2352-5401
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/gmee-15.2015.16How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2015, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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