Analyzing the Effects of Environmental Factors on the Site Indexes of Sugi (Cryptomeria japonica) and Hinoki (Chamaecyparis obtusa) Manmade Coniferous Forest Stands in the Shikoku National Forest Using GIS

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Author(s)

    • KODANI Eiji
    • Shikoku Research Center, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute
    • TARUMI Aki
    • Shikoku Research Center, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute

Abstract

The effects of environmental factors on the site indexes of Sugi (Cryptomeria japonica) and Hinoki (Chamaecyparis obtusa) manmade coniferous forest stands were analyzed in the Shikoku National Forest using GIS. Rock type had a significant relationship with the site index, while soil type did not. Temperature had a positive relationship and radiation had a negative relationship with the site index data of Sugi and Hinoki. On the other hand, precipitation had a positive relationship with the site index of Sugi, but no significant relationship with the site index of Hinoki. Snow depth had a negative relationship with the site index of Hinoki, while it had no significant relationship with the site index Sugi. These results correspond well with the species' characteristics.

Journal

  • Journal of Forest Planning

    Journal of Forest Planning 17(1), 3-8, 2011-12-01

    Japan Society of Forest Planning

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Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    110008799932
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA11059168
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    ART
  • ISSN
    1341562X
  • Data Source
    CJP  NII-ELS 
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