Structure and Dynamics

  • Takashi Masaki
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 158)


This chapter analyzes the structure and dynamics of the tree community of Ogawa Forest Reserve (OFR).The main focus is on the relationships between species richness and size structure in local stands, and an explanation is proposed of how the high species richness of OFR is maintained (or how it might be lost). The study used the 1987 and 1997 census data of trees with a diameter at breast height (DBH) ≥ 5 cm (see Chapter 5). The 1987 data were used for the static analyses, and the data from both years were used for the analyses of community dynamics.


Stem Density Stand Type Young Stand Temperate Deciduous Forest Subdominant Species 
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