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    BioFAN (生物迷) : Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function along Altitude at Nanling

    How will environmental change affect the distriubtion of multi-trophic biodiversity across altitudinal gradients? How will the shifts of biodiversity along altitude affect ecosystem functioning? We established a field research station "BioFAN" to study these questions. The station contains a 20-ha forest dynamic plots and a series of small plots from 600m to 1800m in a subtropical forest.

     

    环境变化如何影响不同营养级生物沿海拔的分布格局?生物多样性分布格局的改变又将如何进一步影响沿海拔梯度的生态系统功能?为了研究这些问题,我们在广东省南岭建立了BioFAN野外研究平台。该平台包括一个20公顷大样地和沿海拔分布的系列样方,共定位监测约14万棵树。

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    Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function under Elevated CO2

    How will increasing CO2 concentration affect the maintenance of tree species diversity? How will biodiversity change induced by elevated CO2 concentration affect the functioning of forest ecosystems? We are exploring these questions by a series of experiments in climate chamber houses.

     

    不断升高的CO2浓度将如何影响森林树木多样性的维持?CO2浓度升高导致的生物多样性变化又将如何森林生态系统的功能?我们正在气候室开展一系列的控制实验以研究这些问题。

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    Biodiversity on Terrestrial "Islands"

    How will landscape fragmentation affect forest biodiversity at multiple spatial scales? We are studying this question using Danxia landscapes in South-eastern China as a model ecosystem. Danxia is featured in their isolated cliffs and water-eroded narrow valleys, which makes highly heterogeneous habitats and biodiversity distribution in relativelly small regions.

     

    景观破碎化如何影响不同尺度的森林生物多样性?我们以中国东南部的典型丹霞地貌为模式生态系统研究这类问题。丹霞地貌由众多彼此分离的陡峭山顶和狭窄沟谷构成,在相对较小的尺度形成了高度异质的生境和复杂的生物多样性分布格局。