Longfei publishes in JGR-Biogeosciences, another China forests soil campaign contribution

Jiang Longfei’s paper ‘Decoupled Spatial Distribution of PAHs Degraders Determined by Taxonomic 16S rRNA and Degrading Genes Across Chinese Forest Soils‘ published recently in JGR-Biogeosciences.  This is another contribution from our past China forests soil sampling campaign. Congratulations!

PS: I dig out from my Weibo some pictures of sampling in Changbai (Shan) and a few text I recorded thereafter (September 2012).

虎皮杜鹃蛰伏了春意,铺陈大地;岳桦林喧染了秋色,映衬蓝天。山下招待所墙上,长白山站开创者之一赵之洞先生的摄影,最令我赞叹的,正是杜鹃岳桦林。其邻,高山草甸上红色刺丛里结实的,竟是零零点点的蓝莓。我极目远望,林海茫茫,直接天际。这一刻,我似能感会“林海雪原”的真意了。
长白山植被的垂直带谱有4个主带,并不复杂。小D说,低海拔的白桦林,美且美矣,但更多起于人为干扰,因伐砍后,白桦优先生长,其后才能向真正地带性的阔叶落叶混交林(红松、曲柳等)过渡。作为一个植物学的外行,我最觉得特别的,是2200米海拔左右的岳桦-虎皮杜鹃组合,及向上的高山草甸。(照片中:张瑞杰、小朱、懿珊)