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Report for study: Kitazawa1959
Data contributor: Masae I. Ishihara, Hajime Utsugi, Hiroyuki Tanouchi, Tsutom Hiura
- Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation, Hiroshima University, 1-5-1 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima 739-8529, Japan
- Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI), 1 Matsunosato, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-8687, Japan
- Hokkaido Research Center, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI), Hitsujigaoka-7, Toyohira, Sapporo, Hokkaido, 062-8516, Japan
- Tomakomai Research Station, Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere, Hokkaido University, Takaoka, Tomakomai 053-0035, Japan
Citation: Kitazawa Y, Kimura M, Tezuka Y, Kurasawa H, Sakamoto M and Yishino M (1959). 'Plant ecology of the southern part of Osumi Peninsula.' Miscellaneous reports of the Research Institute for Natural Resources, 49, pp. 19-36.
Overview of data provided
The dataset includes records for 9 individuals from 8 species belonging to 6 family(ies), presenting 1 functional type(s), growing in 1 condition(s) within 1 major type(s) of habitat, with data included for the following variables:
|a.stbh||Stem area at breast height||m2||9||0.00018||0.0028||0.41|
And locally within the country:
The sites sampled are:
The growing conditions of sampled plants was:
|Japan-Mt. Arase||field wild|
|Quercus salicina||Fagaceae||evergreen angiosperm|
|Distylium racemosum||Hamamelidaceae||evergreen angiosperm|
|Daphniphyllum macropodum||Daphniphyllaceae||evergreen angiosperm|
|Camellia japonica||Theaceae||evergreen angiosperm|
|Cinnamomum japonicum||Lauraceae||evergreen angiosperm|
|Illicium anisatum||Illiciaceae||evergreen angiosperm|
|Machilus japonica||Lauraceae||evergreen angiosperm|
|Cleyera japonica||Theaceae||evergreen angiosperm|
Sampling strategy: The survey was conducted in a Distylium racemosum dominated primary evergreen broadleaved forest (aspect: south, slope: ca. 10 degrees) at Mt. Arase, Osumi Peninsula, Kyushu, Japan during October 19th to 29th, 1958 (Kitazawa et al. 1959). Nine trees of various sizes were cut at ground level.
Leaf area: Leaf area of a tree was estimated from dry mass of leaves and the ratio of leaf area to dry mass. Dry mass was estimated from fresh mass of leaves.
Height: Method not reported.
Biomass: Fresh mass of leaves and woody parts (branches and stem) were measured at the field. Fresh mass of woody parts were only measured for six trees. They were converted to dry mass from the fresh to dry mass ratio. The ratio was estimated from subsamples.
Other variables: M.I. Ishihara, H. Utsugi, H. Tanouchi, and T. Hiura conducted formal search of reference databases and digitized raw data from Kitazawa et al. (1959). Based on this reference, meta data was also created by M.I. Ishihara. Species name and family names were converted by M.I. Ishihara according to the following references: Satake Y, Hara H (1989a) Wild flower of Japan Woody plants I (in Japanese). Heibonsha, Tokyo; Satake Y, Hara H (1989b) Wild flower of Japan Woody plants II (in Japanese). Heibonsha, Tokyo.
Plots of data
This is how the study Kitazawa1959 fits in the entire dataset (grey). each colour represents a species. A legend of species names with colours is included at the end for reports with 1 < n < 20 species.