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Data from: Time series data of a broadleaved secondary forest in Japan as affected by deer and mass mortality of oak trees

Citation

Itô, Hiroki (2018), Data from: Time series data of a broadleaved secondary forest in Japan as affected by deer and mass mortality of oak trees, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.7f399

Abstract

Background: Abandonment of broadleaved secondary forests that have been used for various purposes may cause the loss of biodiversity. Some of these forests suffer from diseases such as Japanese oak wilt. An increasing number of deer also impact some of them. Monitoring and recording the status of such forests is important for their proper management. New information: This data set provides a concrete example of temporal changes in a temperate broadleaved secondary forest. The forest has been damaged by mass mortality of oak trees caused by Japanese oak wilt disease. In addition, the forest has been under foraging pressure by sika deer (Cervus nippon Temminck). The data set can provide information on how such a forest has changed in species composition of the canopy and sub-canopy layers and in species occurrence in the understory layer.

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