QuestionsWhat is the community-level consequence of biotic processes, in particular the importance of facilitation, in determining patterns of diversity in alpine plant communities of the Himalayan Hengduan Mountains? Does facilitation intensity change with environmental severity, and are these changes due to environmental severity or nurse trait effects?
Chinese Academy of Sciences [XDB03030112]
; Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) [U1136601, 31360049, 31470321, 31270005]
; CAS/SAFEA International Partnership Program for Creative Research Teams
; Swiss National Science Foundation [PAOOP3_136474, PZOOP3_148261]