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Table 1 Some details of the field research clusters

From: Forest observational studies-an essential infrastructure for sustainable use of natural resources

No. English name Chinese name Type Near Area (ha) Forest type 1st meas 2nd meas
1 Liangshui 凉水 U NA 30.0 Md 2010 -
2a Jiaohe UN 蛟河UN U V 10.0 Md 2010 -
2b Jiaohe UF 蛟河UF U NE 20.0 Md 2010 -
2c Jiaohe UN 蛟河UN U F 21.1 Md 2010 -
2d Jiaohe CRN 蛟河CRN CR V 10.0 Md 2010 -
2e Jiaohe CRF 蛟河CRF CR NE 20.0 Md 2010 -
2f Jiaohe UN 蛟河UN CR F 21.1 Md 2009 -
2 g Jiaohe UA 蛟河UA U NA 30.0 Md 2010 -
3a Changbaishan I CMNa 长白山I CMNa CM V 5.2 Md 2005 2010
3b Changbaishan I CMNb 长白山I CMNb CM F 5.2 Md 2005 2010
3c Changbaishan I UF 长白山I UF U NA 5.2 Md 2007 -
3d Changbaishan I UNa 长白山I UNa U NE 1.4 Md 2006 -
3e Changbaishan I UNb 长白山I UNb U NA 1.0 Md 2005 2010
4a Changbaishan II UV 长白山II UV U NA 5.2 Pin/Ab 2008 -
6 Keqi 克旗 U NA 4.0 Pinus 2008 -
7 Songshan 松山 U NA 1.2 Pinus 2007 -
8 Heilihe 黑里河 U NA 4.0 Pinus 2007 -
9 Taiyueshan 太岳山 U ?? 4.0 Pinus 2007 -
10 Helanshan 贺兰山 U NA 10.0 Pinus planned -
11 Wanglang 王朗 U NA 10.0 Pic/Ab planned -
12 Jiuzhaigou 九寨沟 U NA 4.0 Pic/Ab 2007 -
13 Jiuzhaigou 九寨沟 U NA 4.0 Pinus 2007 -
14 Laojunshan 老君山 U NA 4.0 Pic/Ab 2008 -
15 Yulongxueshan 玉龙雪山 U NA 4.0 Pic/Ab 2008 -
16 Linzhi 林芝 U NA 4.0 Pic/Ab planned -
17 Qilianshan 祁连山 U NA 10.0 Pinus 2010 -
18 Tianshan 天山 U NA 4.0 Picea 2007 -
19 Jiulianshan 九连山 U NA 5.0 BE 2009 -
  1. V, F, NE and NA refer to the assumed “nearness” to a natural state (V = very far; F = far; NE = near; NA = nature); U, CM and CR refer to the treatment (U = unmanaged; CM = selective harvesting by management; CR = selective harvesting by research). A is an “attractor” plot, which represents a guiding model for management. Md = mixed deciduous; P/A = Picea/Abies; Pin/Ab = Pinus/Abies; BE = Broadleaved Evergreen.