Location and Natural Condition

The station is situated in coastal area of Guangdong province, the southmost province of mainland China, at 21°27′49′′ E and 110°54′18′′ N. It is about 350 km from Guangzhou, the capital city of the province. The station covers an area of about 300 hectares. Annual mean temperature is 23℃ with maximum of 36.5℃ and minimum of 4.7℃. Annual rainfall ranges from 1400 mm to 1700 mm with a distinct variation of dry and wet seasons. Zonal soil is latosol developed from granite. Climax vegetation is seasonal monsoon rainforest, but now it can rarely be found in this region due to human logging for long time.

Achievements

The station was awarded the first class prize of Science and Technology Advancement Award of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1986, and awarded the second class prize of National Science and Technology Advancement Award in 1989. As a successful case of ecological restoration, the achievements were exhibited in headquarter of UNESCO of UN in the early 1990s. Several seminars were held to extend the experience for personnel from Southeast Asia and domestic. More than 200 scientific papers have been published.