Dinghushan Nature Reserve

Location:Guangdong, China
IUCN Category:V
Area:2,320 acres (939 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data
Köppen climate classification:Cfa (Climate: warm temperate; Precipitation: fully humid; Temperature: hot summer)

Ecoregions

Jian Nan subtropical evergreen forests

Soils

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Protected Area Boundary
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Soil TypeFerric AcrisolsHaplic AcrisolsHumic Acrisols
Topsoil TextureFineMediumMedium
Reference Depth100 cm100 cm100 cm
DrainageModerately wellModerately wellModerately well
Available Water Capacity150 m150 m150 m
Phase 1Skeletic  
Phase 2Erosion  
Topsoil Properties
Gravel15 %10 %25 %
Sand33 %52 %50 %
Silt21 %24 %27 %
Clay46 %24 %23 %
USDA TextureClaySandy clay loamSandy clay loam
Reference Bulk Density1.27 g/cm³1.41 g/cm³1.41 g/cm³
Bulk Density1.33 g/cm³1.43 g/cm³1.31 g/cm³
Organic Carbon1.26 %1 %1.8 %
PH4.84.95
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity11 cmol kg⁻¹13 cmol kg⁻¹18 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity9 cmol kg⁻¹6 cmol kg⁻¹12 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation27 %47 %37 %
Total Exchangeable Bases2.7 cmol kg⁻¹3.2 cmol kg⁻¹5.2 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate0 %0 %0 %
Calcium Sulphate0 %0 %0 %
Exchangeable Sodium1 %2 %1 %
Electrical Conductivity0.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-1
Subsoil Properties
Gravel28 %10 %21 %
Sand26 %43 %43 %
Silt19 %21 %23 %
Clay55 %36 %34 %
USDA TextureClayClay loamClay loam
Reference Bulk Density1.23 g/cm³1.32 g/cm³1.34 g/cm³
Bulk Density1.39 g/cm³1.4 g/cm³1.35 g/cm³
Organic Carbon0.52 %0.43 %0.81 %
PH4.94.94.9
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity11 cmol kg⁻¹12 cmol kg⁻¹9 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity7 cmol kg⁻¹6 cmol kg⁻¹5 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation21 %32 %22 %
Total Exchangeable Bases2.1 cmol kg⁻¹2.2 cmol kg⁻¹2.4 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate0 %0 %0 %
Calcium Sulphate0 %0 %0 %
Exchangeable Sodium1 %2 %1 %
Electrical Conductivity0.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-10.1 dS m-1
Soil data provided by FAO/IIASA/ISRIC/ISSCAS/JRC, 2012. Harmonized World Soil Database (version 1.2). FAO, Rome, Italy and IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.
Köppen climate classification provided by Kottek, M., J. Grieser, C. Beck, B. Rudolf, and F. Rubel, 2006: World Map of Köppen-Geiger Climate Classification updated. Meteorol. Z., 15, 259-263