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  • Research Seminar No.180, 10 July 2017
    16:30-, The Interdivisional Education and Research Building, 5th Floor

    「Maintaining Mechanism of a Quercus miyagii – Castanopsis sieboldii Forest」
     UGAWA Shin
    (Faculty of Agriculture, Kagoshima University)


      Mature forests are needed to maintain biodiversity as habitats for wild lives. In Amami Islands, endangered species such as Pentalagus furnessi, Garrulus lidthi, Tokudaia osimensis and Calanthe amamiana lives in forests, indicating an importance of conserving the forest ecosystem. Especially, mechanism for maintaining populations of tree species, which forms the forest ecosystem as dominant species, should be understood because the dominant species constitute the external forms of forest ecosystem. In this presentation, I introduce our research results for maintaining mechanism of a Quercus miyagii – Castanopsis sieboldii forest in Toknoshima Island. I explain the position of this type of forest in Amami Islands, and then report our insights: special distribution and population dynamics of Quercus miyagii and Castanopsis sieboldii. Based on these insights, I would like to discuss about the direction of conserving natural forest in Amami Islands.









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