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Tiantong National Station for Forest Ecosystem Research

Date: 2018-03-20   Author:  views: 209

Tiantong National Forest Ecosystem Observation and Research Station (TINAS) is located in Tiantong National Forest Park (29°48' N, 121°47'E, 200 m a.s.l.), Ningbong city, Zhejiang province, China. This area is characterized by a subtropical monsoon climate with a hot, humid summer, and a cold, dry winter. The annual mean temperature is 16.2oC, and the average annual precipitation is 1374.7mm concentrated from May to August. The site is characterized by canopy trees of Schima superba, Lithocarpus glaber and Symplocos sumuntia at a height of 12-20 m. The soil texture is mainly medium-heavy loam.

Scientists of ECNU started research in Tiantong from1980s. In 1992, Tiantong Ecological Research Station of Department of Environmental Science, ECNU was set up. TINAS became a member of China National Ecosystem Observation and Research Network (CNERN). Our station was rewarded by China government for excellent field work in 2009.

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