Multi-scale comparison of topographic complexity indices in relation to plant species richness
Yu, Fangyuan1; Wang, Tiejun1; Groen, Thomas A.1; Skidmore, Andrew K.1; Yang, Xuefei2; Geng, Yuying3; Ma, Keping3; Yu,FY (reprint author),POB 217,NL-7500 AE Enschede,Netherlands.; f.yu@utwente.nl; t.wang@utwente.nl
2015-06-01
发表期刊ECOLOGICAL COMPLEXITY
卷号22页码:93-101
摘要Topographic complexity is a key component of habitat, which has been linked to increased species richness in many ecological communities. It can be measured in various ways and it is unclear whether these different measurements are mutually comparable when they relate to plant species richness at different spatial scales. Using a densely sampled set of observations for Rhododendrons (406 species and 13,126 georeferenced records) as a test case, we calculated eight topographic complexity indices from a 250-m resolution digital elevation model and examined their correlations with Rhododendron species richness in China at seven spatial scales: grain sizes 0.05 degrees, 0.1 degrees, 0.25 degrees, 0.5 degrees, 1.0 degrees, 1.5 degrees, and 2.0 degrees. Our results showed that the eight topographic complexity indices were moderately to highly correlated with each other, and the relations between each pair of indices decreased with increasing grain size. However, with an increase in grain size, there was a higher correlation between topographic complexity indices and Rhododendron species richness. At finer scales (i.e. grain size <= 1 degrees), the standard deviation of elevation and range of elevation had significantly stronger correlations with Rhododendron species richness than other topographic complexity indices. Our findings indicate that different topographic complexity indices may have positive correlations with plant species richness. Moreover, the topographic complexity-species richness associations could be scale-dependent. In our case, the correlations between topographic complexity and Rhododendron species richness tended to be stronger at coarse-grained macro-habitat scales. We therefore suggest that topographic complexity index may serve as good proxy for studying the pattern of plant species richness at continental to global levels. However, choosing among topographic complexity indices must be undertaken with caution because these indices respond differently to grain sizes. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
关键词Rhododendron Biodiversity Grain Size Dem China Topographic Complexity
资助信息Chinese Scholarship Council; ITC Research Fund
收录类别SCI
语种英语
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条目标识符http://ir.kib.ac.cn/handle/151853/21312
专题资源植物与生物技术所级重点实验室
通讯作者Yu,FY (reprint author),POB 217,NL-7500 AE Enschede,Netherlands.; f.yu@utwente.nl; t.wang@utwente.nl
作者单位1.Univ Twente, Fac Geoinformat Sci & Earth Observat, Dept Nat Resources, NL-7500 AE Enschede, Netherlands
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Kunming Inst Bot, Lab Biogeog & Biodivers, Kunming 650204, Peoples R China
3.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Bot, State Key Lab Vegetat & Environm Change, Beijing 100093, Peoples R China
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Yu, Fangyuan,Wang, Tiejun,Groen, Thomas A.,et al. Multi-scale comparison of topographic complexity indices in relation to plant species richness[J]. ECOLOGICAL COMPLEXITY,2015,22:93-101.
APA Yu, Fangyuan.,Wang, Tiejun.,Groen, Thomas A..,Skidmore, Andrew K..,Yang, Xuefei.,...&t.wang@utwente.nl.(2015).Multi-scale comparison of topographic complexity indices in relation to plant species richness.ECOLOGICAL COMPLEXITY,22,93-101.
MLA Yu, Fangyuan,et al."Multi-scale comparison of topographic complexity indices in relation to plant species richness".ECOLOGICAL COMPLEXITY 22(2015):93-101.
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