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Charactenstics of the Geographic Distnbution of Vegetation in the Ota River Basin <Research Note>
creator
Koga, Tomoko
Watanabe, Sonoko
NDC
General geography. Description and travel
abstract
Socio-economic changes have been the main cause of the change in forest vegetation in Japanese rural landscapes over the past 40 years. In the Ota River basin of southwestern Honshu, Japan, farmers and local people seldom use rural/secondary pine and oak forests, and owners have tended to manage densely planted conifer plantations less intensely. Moreover, pine wilt disease has recently killed pine trees over a large proportion of the lower altitude zone in this basin. It is important to establish functional forests in this basin, and restoring the natural forest ecosystem is one appropriate option for sound landscape construction. This study analyzed the geotope (topography and geology) preference of biotope (vegetation) in the Ota River basin using Jacobs' index. The natural vegetation was distributed in a specific narrow geotope zone and we clarified the potential distribution of the natural vegetation zone. Secondary vegetation was widely distributed in this potential natural vegetation area.
journal title
Annual Report of Research Center for Regional Geography
issue
Issue 15
start page
189
end page
202
date of issued
2006-03-31
publisher
広島大学総合地誌研究資料センター
issn
0915-5449
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language
jpn
nii type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
HU type
Departmental Bulletin Papers
DCMI type
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format
application/pdf
text version
publisher
department
Hiroshima University Museum
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