Reihoku Field - Japan
This site is the university forest of Kochi University with an accommodation for 60 persons located close to the forest. 60 % and 40% of the area was covered with conifer plantations (Japanese cedar and Japanese cypress) and secondary broad-leaved forests (both evergreen and deciduous, regenerated from charcoal production), respectively. The conifer plantation consists of small patches of various aged stands from just after planting to about 100 years of age. Now we are on the way of preparering a patchwork of vegetation at various stages of succession. The small scale vegetation patchwork may be a distingushing feature of this site.
General Characteristics and Status