Gu-Keng Branch Farm

Site location: Gu-Keng Branch Farm, Chia-Yi Agricultural Experiment Branch, Agricultural Research Institute, COA, Executive Yuan, Gu-Keng, Yuinlin, Taiwan.
Latitude, longitude, elevation, size: 23.6228N, 120.6180E; 400 m; 47.09 ha.
Principle biome/main communities: litchi, weed, pest, plant diseases, soil microbial, wild animals etc.
Research topics: Study on the impact of agricultural practices to litchi orchard on biodiversity, productivity and environment, including: (1) nutrient availability and microbial interactions; (2) water balance and nutrient loss to the environment; (3) dynamics of wild animals and (4) mathematical modeling etc.