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Occurrence of plant species in three types of agroforestry patches neighboring each other in East Java, Indonesia

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  • インドネシア・東ジャワの互いに隣接する3 つのアグロフォレストリーパッチにおける植物種の出現特性

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Abstract

<p>We investigated the occurrence of plant species in the understories of three agroforestry (AF) patches dominatedby pine (Pinus merkusii), teak (Tectona grandis) and eucalypt (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) (hereafter, P, T, and E)in East Java, Indonesia, in order to observe relative plant occurrences in relation to the AF types and their adjacency.We recorded the presence/absence of all vascular plants (height < 1 m) occurring in sample quadrats (1m × 1 m) placed along transects across the border of P-T and P-E patches with different distance from the patchborders. At each quadrat, coverage of litter and vegetation, the sky factor (SF) and soil water content (SWC)were also measured. Altogether 52 species including 29 native species were recorded in the three AFtypes. P, T and E consisted of 32, 20 and 35 species, including 16, 11, and 18 native species and 8, 6 and 13species that were specific to each type, respectively. The difference in the specific species were partly attributedby the relatively high SF in E and thick litter cover of the forest floor in T. These results indicated that thevariability among different AF types contributed to more than half of the total and native species richness in thestudied AF patches, suggesting an advantage of the having landscape consist of mosaics of different AF typesfor the conservation of plant species diversity. On the other hand, the species that were common to differentAF types were found in the patch interior (6 and 11 species for P-T and P-E combinations) rather than in thepatch edge (4 species for each of the P-T and the P-E edge). These results suggested that the low contrast ofenvironmental differences between AFs can provide only limited edge effects in terms of promoting the coexistenceof plants with different characteristics within a patch, compared to typical forest edges such as thosebetween closed forests and open grasslands.</p>

Journal

  • Vegetation Science

    Vegetation Science 36 (2), 61-70, 2019

    The Society of Vegetation Science

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  • CRID
    1390846609793568640
  • NII Article ID
    130007785750
  • NII Book ID
    AA11347548
  • DOI
    10.15031/vegsci.36.61
  • ISSN
    21894809
    13422448
  • NDL BIB ID
    030212683
  • Text Lang
    ja
  • Data Source
    • JaLC
    • NDL
    • CiNii Articles
    • KAKEN
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