Ching-Feng Li
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Ching-Feng Li
National Taiwan University | NTU · School of Forestry and Resource Conservation

PhD

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January 2010 - December 2012
Masaryk University
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Publications (24)
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Although the relative importance of climate in abiotic filtering is higher for woody than herbaceous species assemblages, it is unclear whether this pattern is also reflected between the woody overstory and herbaceous understory of forests. The understory might respond more to small‐scale soil variation, next to experiencing additional abiotic filt...
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Questions We aim to 1) investigate and describe the species composition of vegetation that has recolonised landslides and describe its relationship to environmental variables, and 2) propose a set of plant species and restoration strategies applicable for speeding up the restoration process. Location Elevation between 240 and 1350 m a.s.l. in cent...
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While the relative importance of climate filtering is known to be higher for woody species assemblages than herbaceous assemblage, it remains largely unexplored whether this pattern is also reflected between the woody overstory and herbaceous understory of forests. While climatic variation will be more buffered by the tree layer, the understory mig...
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Aims: Climate shapes forest types on our planet and also drives the differentiation of zonal vegetation at regional scale. A climate‐based ecological model may provide an effective alternative to traditional approach for assessing limitations, thresholds, and the potential distribution of forests. The main objective of this study is to develop such...
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Up until now montane cloud forest (MCF) in Taiwan has only been mapped for selected areas of vegetation plots. This paper presents the first comprehensive map of MCF distribution for the entire island. For its creation, a Random Forest model was trained with vegetation plots from the National Vegetation Database of Taiwan that were classified as "...
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The relationship between satellite-derived low cloud frequency and the occurrence of tropical montane cloud forest (TMCF) in Taiwan was investigated. From daily MODIS cloud mask products between 2003 and 2012 the low cloud class was extracted and mean low cloud frequency was calculated for Taiwan. This low cloud frequency map was blended with a...
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The global extent and distribution of forest trees is central to our understanding of the terrestrial biosphere. We provide the first spatially continuous map of forest tree density at a global scale. This map reveals that the global number of trees is approximately 3.04 trillion, an order of magnitude higher than the previous estimate. Of these tr...
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Montane cloud forest is one of the most endangered ecosystems. However, there are few comprehensive studies on the distribution of subtropical montane cloud forest (SMCF). Chamaecyparis forest is one type of SMCF in Taiwan, distributed across the whole island. This study describes eleven types of this forest in Taiwan based on the Braun-Blanquet ap...
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During 1997-2012 we conducted a nationwide camera-trapping survey and assessed the availability of prey and habitat for the clouded leopard Neofelis nebulosa in Taiwan. We surveyed 1,249 camera-trap sites over 113,636 camera-trap days, from the seashore to an altitude of 3,796 m and covering various types of vegetation. No clouded leopards were pho...
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The home range and movements of wild birds are closely associated with their habitat selection and use, knowledge of which is critical for management and conservation programmes. From 1999 to 2002 we used radio-tracking technology to document the location and movement of 29 adult and six first-year male and 41 adult and five first-year female Manda...
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Variation partitioning of species composition into components explained by environmental and spatial variables is often used to identify a signature of niche- and dispersal-based processes in community assembly. Such interpretation, however, strongly depends on the quality of the environmental data available. In recent studies conducted in forest d...
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We identify the main forest vegetation types in Taiwan, provide their formal definitions and describe their species composition, habitat affinities and distribution. Taiwan. A data set of 9822 vegetation plots with environmental characteristics recorded in the field or derived from digital maps in GIS was compiled from historical literature and an...
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Biomass is an important ecological property, but its measurement is destructive and time-consuming and therefore generally missing for historical vegetation plots. Here we propose and test indirect estimation of herbaceous biomass using models based on easily obtainable variables, namely plant height and cover. We compare these models with Ellenber...
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Vegetation of boreal coniferous forests has been extensively studied in many areas of northern Eurasia and North America, but similar forests in the high mountains of subtropical and tropical eastern Asia have been poorly documented so far. This paper, focusing on such forests, is the first phytosociological study at a national scale in Taiwan. The...
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Carnivores are at the higher trophic levels and have garnered much attention in conservation and management efforts. In this study, we attempted to understand resource partitioning among sympatric carnivores existing in a primary forest with minimal human disturbance in southern Taiwan by camera trapping after the disappearance of the top carnivore...
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Aim In contrast to non-forest vegetation, the species richness–productivity (SR-P) relationship in forests still remains insufficiently explored. Several studies have focused on the diversity of the tree layer, but the species richness of temperate deciduous forests is mainly determined by their species-rich herb layer. The factors controlling herb...
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Habitat productivity and vegetation biomass are important factors affecting species diversity and ecosystem function, but factors determining productivity are still insufficiently known, especially in the forest herb layer. These factors are difficult to identify because different methods often yield different results. We sampled the herb layer bio...
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Questions Does plant species richness and composition of eastern Mediterranean dwarf shrubland (phrygana) correlate with soil pH? How important is the effect of pH on species diversity in relation to other environmental factors in this ecosystem? What is the evolutionary background of the diversity-pH relationship? Location Western Crete, Greece. M...
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Several processes are hypothesised to mediate the relationship between local (microsite) plant species richness and the topographical heterogeneity of the surrounding landscape. In a topographically heterogeneous landscape with various habitats occurring close to each other, local species richness may be enriched by species from surrounding habitat...
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The study brings results of the study of dry acidophilous grasslands with patchy occurrence in agriculture landscape in wide surrounding of Třebíč (west Moravia, Czech Republic). All together 48 relevés of this vegetation at the elevation range 400–500 m a.s.l. were sampled. Following formalized classification approach introduced in Vegetation of t...

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