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Main Title Phytosociology of the Beech (Fagus) Forests in East Asia [electronic resource] /
Author Hukusima, Tukasa.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Matsui, Tetsuya.
Nishio, Takayoshi.
Pignatti, Sandro.
YANG, Liang.
Lu, Sheng-You.
Kim, Moon-Hong.
Yoshikawa, Masato.
Honma, Hidekazu.
Wang, Yuehua.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2013
Call Number QH343.4
ISBN 9783642356209
Subjects Geography. ; Life sciences. ; Physical geography. ; Plant Ecology. ; Botany.
Internet Access
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Collation XI, 257 p. 41 illus., 37 illus. in color. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Introduction -- Syntaxonomy of the East Asiatic Fagus Forests -- Synthetic Remarks. This book describes the mountain forests of East Asia (Korea, Japan, China and Taiwan), the tree layers of which contain different species of the genus Fagus. The vegetation is primarily deciduous in the northern regions, whereas in South China evergreen trees can also be found: a total of 21 plant communities are described, with data on species composition, dominance, geographical distribution and ecology. A general comparison is provided by synoptic Table 1, which details the frequencies of ca. 1500 species growing in the Fagus forests; biodiversity and evolution are discussed. The book, which is the fruit of a major international collaboration, presents a synthesis of extended original investigations by the authors and hardly accessible specialist literature.