Proceedings of the 2018 7th International Conference on Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development (ICEESD 2018)

Vegetation and Soil Carbon Storage of Some Typical Subtropical Evergreen Broad-leaved Forest in Dagang Mountain

Authors
Qiugen Zhang, Junyi Che, Suqin Wang, Qun Cao, Yuqiong Huang, Nina Xiao
Corresponding Author
Qiugen Zhang
Available Online May 2018.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iceesd-18.2018.102How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Dagang Mountain; Subtropical Evergreen Broad-leaved Forest; Organic Carbon Content;Carbon Storage;Carbon Density.
Abstract

With the rapid development of human society and economy, the greenhouse effect caused by greenhouse gases had become one of the three major environmental problems in the world. Forest ecosystems mitigate the greenhouse effect by absorbing CO2 through the photosynthesis of green plants. Based on field investigation of three subtropical evergreen broad-leaved forests including Schima superba forest, Cyclobalanopsis glauca forest, and Castanopsis sclerophylla forest in Dagang Mountain Nature Reserve of Jiangxi Province, the vegetation and soil carbon storage and carbon density were calculated. The results showed that the organic carbon content of three subtropical evergreen broad-leaved forest species in the Dagang Mountain Nature Reserve was very close, and the content of organic carbon was between 0.47 and 0.49. The order of organic carbon content in different organs was leaf > stem > branch > root. The average carbon density of vegetation layer was 7.56kg/m2, and the carbon density of the arbor layer was 7.16 kg/m2, the shrub layer was 0.17kg/m2, the litter layer was 0.15kg/m2, and the herb layer was 0.08 kg/m2. The carbon density of the Schima superba forest was the highest which was 9.68kg/m2, the carbon density of the Cyclobalanopsis glauca forest was the smallest which was 6.44kg/m2, and the carbon density of the Castanopsis sclerophylla forest was 6.56kg/m2. The content of soil organic carbon in subtropical evergreen broad-leaved forest in Dagang Mountain Nature Reserve decreased with the increase of soil depth. The average soil carbon density was 20.926kg/m2, and the soil carbon density of Schima superba forest, Cyclobalanopsis glauca forest and Castanopsis sclerophylla forest was 16.634 kg/m2, 29.554 kg/m2 and 16.591 kg/m2 respectively. The carbon storage of the standard samples of the Schima superba forest, Cyclobalanopsis glauca forest and Castanopsis sclerophylla forest were 14.971t, 26.599t and 14.932t respectively.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2018 7th International Conference on Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development (ICEESD 2018)
Series
Advances in Engineering Research
Publication Date
May 2018
ISBN
978-94-6252-503-0
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2352-5401
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iceesd-18.2018.102How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2018, 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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