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Landsc. Archit. Front.    2020, Vol. 8 Issue (3) : 44-57     https://doi.org/10.15302/J-LAF-1-020029
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AN ADAPTIVE MULTI-LAYERED ECOLOGICAL LANDSCAPE: THE ECOLOGICAL PLANTING OF HERBACEOUS COMMUNITIES ON RIVER REVETMENTS IN MOUNTAINOUS CITY
Jia YUAN1(), Lian CHEN2, Jiaqi LUO3, Guanxiong ZHANG4, Fengyi YOU5
1. Associate Professor of the School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Research Fellow of the Key Laboratory of New Technology for Construction of Cities in Mountain Area, Chongqing University; Cooperative Research Fellow of the CAS Key Laboratory of Mountain Ecological Restoration and Bioresource Utilization & Ecological Restoration and Biodiversity Conservation Key Laboratory of Sichuan Province, Chengdu Institute of Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2. Master Student of School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Chongqing University
3. Master Student of School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Chongqing University
4. PhD Student of College of Environment and Ecology, Chongqing University
5. Engineer of Chongqing Qianzhou Eco-Environmental Engineering Co., Ltd.
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Abstract

Plant communities in mountainous cities play significant roles in revetment protection, sediment interception, water purification, ecological buffer, biodiversity conservation, and landscape quality improvement. Meanwhile, the local complex hydrologic conditions may pose adversity stress to the structure, function, and ecological process of these plant communities. This paper introduces the restoration practices of river revetments in the Jiulong Waitan section of Chongqing employing ecological planting strategies. First, a technical framework was proposed for the re-establishment of riparian herbaceous communities as the multilayered semi-natural meadows that were planted by strips and zones upon hydrologic conditions. Second, principles and modes of these ecological planting practices were elaborated. Third, an evaluation on the communities’ performance indicated that they could adapt to the complex hydrological conditions in mountainous cities, including sharp rise and fall of river level during summer floods, high temperature, and storm runoff. This study may provide a scientific reference for riverfront landscape optimization of the main stream of the Yangtze River, and a paradigm for the ecological conservation and the establishment of ecological barrier for the upper reaches.

Keywords Herbaceous Communities      River Revetment      Hydrologic Conditions      Ecological Planting      Adaptability      Mountainous Cities     
Corresponding Author(s): Jia YUAN   
Issue Date: 18 August 2020
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Jia YUAN,Lian CHEN,Jiaqi LUO, et al. AN ADAPTIVE MULTI-LAYERED ECOLOGICAL LANDSCAPE: THE ECOLOGICAL PLANTING OF HERBACEOUS COMMUNITIES ON RIVER REVETMENTS IN MOUNTAINOUS CITY[J]. Landsc. Archit. Front., 2020, 8(3): 44-57.
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http://journal.hep.com.cn/laf/EN/10.15302/J-LAF-1-020029
http://journal.hep.com.cn/laf/EN/Y2020/V8/I3/44
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