Volume 8, Issue 6, November 2020, Page: 247-251
Study on Leaf Function Traits of Typical Plants in Plantation of Shouguang National Wetland Park
Yifu Yuan, State Forestry and Grassland Administration Key Laboratory of Silviculture in downstream areas of the Yellow River, College of Forestry, Shandong Agricultural University, Taian, China
Zhen Zhao, State Forestry and Grassland Administration Key Laboratory of Silviculture in downstream areas of the Yellow River, College of Forestry, Shandong Agricultural University, Taian, China
An Mao, State Forestry and Grassland Administration Key Laboratory of Silviculture in downstream areas of the Yellow River, College of Forestry, Shandong Agricultural University, Taian, China
Yujie Luo, Tourism School, Shandong Women's University, Jinan, China
Received: Nov. 5, 2020;       Accepted: Nov. 19, 2020;       Published: Nov. 23, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajaf.20200806.12      View  111      Downloads  48
Abstract
Plant functional traits reflect the influence of surrounding environment and adaptability to environmental changes. Plants growing on saline soil can adapt to this kind of stress by adjusting plant functional traits. In order to study the effect of saline environment on plant functional traits, we selected a plantation in a coastal park as the research object. We sampled trees, shrubs and grass layers, and analyzed the differences of leaf functional traits among different plants, and discussed the adaptive performance of plants to salinization stress through functional traits. In this study, ten species (Fraxinus chinensis, Ailanthus altissima, Sophora japonica, Populus tomentosa, Salix babylonica, Gleditsia sinensis, Tamarix chinensis, Sonchus oleraceus, Conyza Canadensis, Echinochloa crusgalli) were selected as the research objects to analyze their leaf area, leaf perimeter and leaf aspect ration, to explore the differences of functional traits among plants and their adaptation to saline environment. The results showed that the main leaf functional traits of F. chinensis remained stable in different forest ages, and significant differences were found in the leaf area and leaf aspect ration among different layers of plants.
Keywords
Functional Traits, Leaf, Soil Salinization, National Wetland Park, Fraxinus chinensis
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Yifu Yuan, Zhen Zhao, An Mao, Yujie Luo, Study on Leaf Function Traits of Typical Plants in Plantation of Shouguang National Wetland Park, American Journal of Agriculture and Forestry. Vol. 8, No. 6, 2020, pp. 247-251. doi: 10.11648/j.ajaf.20200806.12
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