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Species Richness of the Family Ericaceae along an Elevational Gradient in Yunnan, China
Wang, Ji-Hua1,2; Cai, Yan-Fei1,2; Zhang, Lu1,2; Xu, Chuan-Kun3,4; Zhang, Shi-Bao5
2018-09-01
Source PublicationFORESTS
ISSN1999-4907
Volume9Issue:9Pages:15
AbstractKnowledge about how species richness varies along spatial and environmental gradients is important for the conservation and use of biodiversity. The Ericaceae is a major component of alpine and subalpine vegetation globally. However, little is known about the spatial pattern of species richness and the factors that drive that richness in Ericaceae. We investigated variation in species richness of Ericaceae along an elevational gradient in Yunnan, China, and used a variation partitioning analysis based on redundancy analysis ordination to examine how those changes might be influenced by the mid-domain effect, the species-area relationship, and climatic variables. Species richness varied significantly with elevation, peaking in the upper third of the elevational gradient. Of the factors examined, climate explained a larger proportion of the variance in species richness along the elevational gradient than either land area or geometric constraints. Species richness showed a unimodal relationship with mean annual temperature and mean annual precipitation. The elevational pattern of species richness for Ericaceae was shaped by the combined effects of climate and competition. Our findings contribute to a better understanding of the potential effects of climate change on species richness for Ericaceae.
KeywordEricaceae variation partitioning climate species-area relationship mid-domain effect
Language英语
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.kib.ac.cn/handle/151853/63089
Collection资源植物与生物技术所级重点实验室
Corresponding AuthorZhang, Shi-Bao
Affiliation1.Yunnan Acad Agr Sci, Flower Res Inst, Kunming 650051, Yunnan, Peoples R China
2.Natl Engn Res Ctr Ornamental Hort, Kunming 650051, Yunnan, Peoples R China
3.Yunnan Minzu Univ, Inst South Asia, Kunming 650504, Yunnan, Peoples R China
4.Yunnan Minzu Univ, Southeast Asia Radiat Ctr, Kunming 650504, Yunnan, Peoples R China
5.Chinese Acad Sci, Kunming Inst Bot, Key Lab Econ Plants & Biotechnol, Kunming 650201, Yunnan, Peoples R China
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Wang, Ji-Hua,Cai, Yan-Fei,Zhang, Lu,et al. Species Richness of the Family Ericaceae along an Elevational Gradient in Yunnan, China[J]. FORESTS,2018,9(9):15.
APA Wang, Ji-Hua,Cai, Yan-Fei,Zhang, Lu,Xu, Chuan-Kun,&Zhang, Shi-Bao.(2018).Species Richness of the Family Ericaceae along an Elevational Gradient in Yunnan, China.FORESTS,9(9),15.
MLA Wang, Ji-Hua,et al."Species Richness of the Family Ericaceae along an Elevational Gradient in Yunnan, China".FORESTS 9.9(2018):15.
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