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1 May 2016 Symbiosis of Biodiversity and Tea Production Through Chagusaba
Kusumoto Yoshinobu, Inagaki Hidehiro
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Chagusaba, which is traditional tea-grass integrated system in Shizuoka, is one of Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) sites in Japan. Chagusaba provide an important habitat for natural plant species. In this study, we investigated the flora in Chagusaba and environmental factors to affect the number of native species estimated their diversity. Fifty Chagusaba were classified in to five vegetation types by Two-way indicator species analysis. In addition, high number of native plant species Chagusaba had low soil pH, covered large areas, and were in places where the land had not been modified. Through statistical analysis (GLM), we found that land modification had an especially significant effect on the diversity of native plants, and that the diversity of native plants was reflected in the history of the use of the land.

Kusumoto Yoshinobu and Inagaki Hidehiro "Symbiosis of Biodiversity and Tea Production Through Chagusaba," Journal of Resources and Ecology 7(3), 151-154, (1 May 2016). https://doi.org/10.5814/j.issn.1674-764X.2016.03.001
Received: 8 December 2015; Accepted: 5 March 2016; Published: 1 May 2016
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biodiversity
Chagusaba
Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS)
Miscanthus sinensis
semi-natural grassland
tea production
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