Diversity of tree species in mountain riparian forest in relation to disturbance-mediated microtopography

  • Takashi Masaki
  • Katsuhiro Osumi
  • Kazuhiko Hoshizaki
  • Daisuke Hosino
  • Kazunori Takahashi
  • Kenji Matsune
  • Wajiro Suzuki


In riparian forests, concurrent disturbances of the canopy and ground is thought to be responsible for the high hardwood and herb species diversity, both in terms of species richness as well as equitability (Baker 1990; Nillson et al. 1989; Pabst & Spies 1999).


Mature Tree Riparian Forest Riparian Area Forest Product Research Institute Acer Mono 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Takashi Masaki
    • 1
  • Katsuhiro Osumi
    • 2
  • Kazuhiko Hoshizaki
    • 3
  • Daisuke Hosino
    • 4
  • Kazunori Takahashi
    • 1
  • Kenji Matsune
    • 5
  • Wajiro Suzuki
    • 1
  1. 1.Forestry and Forest Products Research InstituteTsukuba, IbarakiJapan
  2. 2.Kansai Research CenterForestry and Forest Products Research InstituteKyotoJapan
  3. 3.Akita Prefectural UniversityAkitaJapan
  4. 4.Tohoku Research CenterForestry and Forest Products Research InstituteMoriokaJapan
  5. 5.Sumitomo Forestry Co., LtdIbarakiJapan

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