search
for
 About Bioline  All Journals  Testimonials  Membership  News  Donations


Zoological Research
Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
ISSN: 2095-8137
Vol. 35, No. 3, 2014, pp. 231-239
Bioline Code: zr14027
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Zoological Research, Vol. 35, No. 3, 2014, pp. 231-239

 en Effects of tsaoko (Fructus tsaoko check for this species in other resources ) cultivating on tree diversity and canopy structure in the habitats of eastern hoolock gibbon (Hoolock leuconedys check for this species in other resources )
YUAN, Sheng-Dong; FEI, Han-Lan; ZHU, Shao-Han; CUI, Liang-Wei; AI, Huai-Sen & FAN, Peng-Fei

Abstract

In this study, the quadrat method was used to study the effects of tsaoko (Fructus tsaoko check for this species in other resources ) plantation on tree diversity and canopy structure of two natural habitats of eastern hoolock gibbon (Hoolock leuconedys check for this species in other resources ): Nankang (characterized by extensive tsaoko plantation) and Banchang (relatively well reserved and without tsaoko plantation). Totally, 102 tree species from 25 families and 16 woody liana species from 10 families were recorded in Nankang, whereas 108 tree species from 30 families and 17 woody liana species from 12 families were recorded in Banchang. Although the tree species between two habitats is different, both habitats are characterized by enriched food resources for eastern hoolock gibbons, sharing similar dominant plant families. Due to tsaoko plantation, tree density proportion and diversity of forest layer I (>20 m) in Nankang were both significantly decreased, but the tree density of layer II (10-20 m) increased. Likewise, in conjunction with these behavioral observations, we also address potential impacts of tsaoko plantation on the behavior of eastern hoolock gibbon.

Keywords
Eastern hoolock gibbon (Hoolock leuconedys); Habitat; Tree diversity; Canopy structure; Fructus tsaoko plantation; Mt. Gaoligong

 
© Zoological Research
Alternative site location: http://www.zoores.ac.cn/

Home Faq Resources Email Bioline
© Bioline International, 1989 - 2017, Site last up-dated on 05-Dec-2017.
Site created and maintained by the Reference Center on Environmental Information, CRIA, Brazil
System hosted by the Internet Data Center of Rede Nacional de Ensino e Pesquisa, RNP, Brazil