Global Litter Invertebrate
Research Station, Taiwan
Forestry Research Institute (TFRI)
53 Nan-hai road, Taipei 100
T elephone: (+886) 2 2303 9978 ext 1504
F ax: (+886) 2 2389 5531
Dr. Hen-biau King
Forestry Research Institute
53 Nan-hai Road, Taipei, Taiwan 100
Telephone: (+886) 2 2303 9978 ext. 1408 or 1413
Fax: (+886) 2 2375 2164
The Fu-shan research station
of the Taiwan Forestry Research Institute, TFRI, was established
in 1990. Research themes are: nutrient budget, hydrological
processes, plant-animal interaction, forest regeneration
mechanism. The Fu-shan site, within the Ha-pen Nature Preserve
(established in 1986), was designated in 1992. The infrastructure
includes two gauged weirs in two small forest watersheds
and two observation towers. The research station collects
many types of data including: maps of geology, topography
and soils; air temperature and humidity, precipitation,
solar radiation, wind speed and direction, soil moisture;
chemical composition of precipitation, throughfall, stemflow,
soil solution and streamwater, plant tissue, litterfall,
soil; leaf area indices; vegetation composition, above-ground
biomass, tree growth/mortal, litterfall and decomposition,
phenology; species composition of flora and fauna.
Site location is 60 km southeast
of Taipei at 24° 46' N, 121° 43' E.
Site area is 1100 ha.
Site elevation is 400-1400
Total annual rainfall is
3660 mm within 221 rainy days.
Annual monthly mean temperature
is 18.2° C.
Soil types are Hapludults
on more stable terrain and Dystrochrepts on more erosive
surface areas. The nutrient status is as follows: total
amount of N, P, K, Ca, and Mg of the 0-60cm soil depth
to be 6,946, 1,769, 73,840, 803, and 13,650 kg/ha, respectively;
types of soil fauna: 523 species, or 122 families, or
15 orders of insects, of which 240 species, or 52 families,
or 10 orders to be Acarina; 12 species or 14 families
of Chilopoda, Diploda and Crustacean to be found.
Native forest and vegetation
types are Pristine subtropical moist forest, composed
predominantly of Lauraceae and Fagaceae.
Principal biome and ecoregion
is subtropical mixed evergreen hardwood forest.
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