Survival and reproduction of plant species in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau
Sun, Hang1; Niu, Yang1; Chen, Yong-Sheng1,2; Song, Bo1; Liu, Chang-Qiu1; Peng, De-Li1,2,3; Chen, Jian-Guo1; Yang, Yang1
Corresponding AuthorSun,H (reprint author),Chinese Acad Sci,Kunming Inst Bot,Key Lab Plant Div & Biogeog East Asia,Kunming 650201,Peoples R China. ; ;

The Qinghai-Tibet Plateau (QTP) is the highest and largest plateau in the world. It covers correspondingly wide geological, topographical, and climatic gradients, and thus hosts greater biodiversity than surrounding lowlands and other high elevation regions. Due to its extreme environmental and biological diversity, the QTP is an ideal region for studying adaptations of plant species under harsh environmental conditions at multiple evolutionary levels. Many recent ecological studies have revealed functions of distinctive morphological features of various plants in the region that improve their reproductive success. Examples include large and showy bracts, hairy inflorescences, and drooping flowers. Numerous other investigations have examined QTP plants' sexual systems, patterns of biomass allocations, and biotic interactions. This paper summarizes recent advances in understanding of morphological adaptations, plant-plant interactions, plant-pollinator interactions, floral color patterns, pollination adaptations, and resource allocation patterns of alpine plants of the QTP. The overall aim is to synthesize current knowledge of the general mechanisms of plant survival and reproduction in this fascinating region.

KeywordAdaptation And Evolution Plant Species Qinghai-tibet Plateau
Subject AreaPlant Sciences
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Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Kunming Inst Bot, Key Lab Plant Div & Biogeog East Asia, Kunming 650201, Peoples R China
2.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
3.Yunnan Univ, Inst Ecol & Geobot, Kunming 650091, Peoples R China
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Sun, Hang,Niu, Yang,Chen, Yong-Sheng,et al. Survival and reproduction of plant species in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau[J]. JOURNAL OF SYSTEMATICS AND EVOLUTION,2014,52(3):378-396.
APA Sun, Hang.,Niu, Yang.,Chen, Yong-Sheng.,Song, Bo.,Liu, Chang-Qiu.,...&Yang, Yang.(2014).Survival and reproduction of plant species in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.JOURNAL OF SYSTEMATICS AND EVOLUTION,52(3),378-396.
MLA Sun, Hang,et al."Survival and reproduction of plant species in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau".JOURNAL OF SYSTEMATICS AND EVOLUTION 52.3(2014):378-396.
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