Does soil pH and water content explain the plant distribution or not

Grey Wu & Jesper Zhang

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


The project is mainly focused on vegetation in the field behind RUC. It aims to explain the plant distribution by considering water content and soil pH factors. Deductive approach is commonly used in vegetation science, we used it for the project. Two theories are introduced: Community-unit theory & Principal of limiting factors, the model is based on these two theories. We got the first hand data from field work, data analysis is followed afterward. For the conclusion, topography is associated with water content in soil, water is absorbed by soil from the water table, a relative higher topography has less soil water, and because different plant species need different amount of water, our simple model can explain the plant distribution for the study area.

UddannelserBasis - Naturvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato1 jan. 2006


  • water potential
  • free energy
  • topography
  • Soil water
  • soil pH,