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Environmental and Ontogenetic Effects on Intraspecific Trait Variation of a Macrophyte Species across Five Ecological Scales
Fu, Hui1,2; Yuan, Guixiang1,3; Zhong, Jiayou2; Cao, Te1; Ni, Leyi1; Xie, Ping1; Ni, LY (reprint author), Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Hydrobiol, State Key Lab Freshwater Ecol & Biotechnol, Donghu Expt Stn Lake Ecosyst, Wuhan, Peoples R China.
2013-04-23
Source PublicationPLOS ONE
ISSN1932-6203
Volume8Issue:4Pages:e62794
AbstractAlthough functional trait variability is increasingly used in community ecology, the scale- and size-dependent aspects of trait variation are usually disregarded. Here we quantified the spatial structure of shoot height, branch length, root/shoot ratio and leaf number in a macrophyte species Potamogeton maackianus, and then disentangled the environmental and ontogenetic effects on these traits. Using a hierarchical nested design, we measured the four traits from 681 individuals across five ecological scales: lake, transect, depth stratus, quadrat and individual. A notable high trait variation (coefficient variation: 48-112%) was observed within species. These traits differed in the spatial structure, depending on environmental factors of different scales. Shoot height and branch length were most responsive to lake, transect and depth stratus scales, while root/shoot ratio and leaf number to quadrat and individual scales. The trait variations caused by environment are nearly three times higher than that caused by ontogeny, with ontogenetic variance ranging from 21% (leaf number) to 33% (branch length) of total variance. Remarkably, these traits showed non-negligible ontogenetic variation (0-60%) in each ecological scale, and significant shifts in allometric trajectories at lake and depth stratus scales. Our results highlight that environmental filtering processes can sort individuals within species with traits values adaptive to environmental changes and ontogenetic variation of functional traits was non-negligible across the five ecological scales.; Although functional trait variability is increasingly used in community ecology, the scale- and size-dependent aspects of trait variation are usually disregarded. Here we quantified the spatial structure of shoot height, branch length, root/shoot ratio and leaf number in a macrophyte species Potamogeton maackianus, and then disentangled the environmental and ontogenetic effects on these traits. Using a hierarchical nested design, we measured the four traits from 681 individuals across five ecological scales: lake, transect, depth stratus, quadrat and individual. A notable high trait variation (coefficient variation: 48-112%) was observed within species. These traits differed in the spatial structure, depending on environmental factors of different scales. Shoot height and branch length were most responsive to lake, transect and depth stratus scales, while root/shoot ratio and leaf number to quadrat and individual scales. The trait variations caused by environment are nearly three times higher than that caused by ontogeny, with ontogenetic variance ranging from 21% (leaf number) to 33% (branch length) of total variance. Remarkably, these traits showed non-negligible ontogenetic variation (0-60%) in each ecological scale, and significant shifts in allometric trajectories at lake and depth stratus scales. Our results highlight that environmental filtering processes can sort individuals within species with traits values adaptive to environmental changes and ontogenetic variation of functional traits was non-negligible across the five ecological scales.
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KeywordFunctional Traits Community Ecology Aquatic Plant Water Depth Potamogeton-maackianus Phenotypic Plasticity Coastal California Biomass Allocation Amazonian Forest Strategy Scheme
Department[Fu, Hui; Yuan, Guixiang; Cao, Te; Ni, Leyi; Xie, Ping] Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Hydrobiol, State Key Lab Freshwater Ecol & Biotechnol, Donghu Expt Stn Lake Ecosyst, Wuhan, Peoples R China; [Fu, Hui; Zhong, Jiayou] Jiangxi Inst Water Sci, Nanchang, Peoples R China; [Yuan, Guixiang] Chinese Acad Sci, Grad Sch, Beijing, Peoples R China
DOI10.1371/journal.pone.0062794
WOS HeadingsScience & Technology
Funding OrganizationNational Science Foundation of China [31270508, 41230853]; National High Technology Research and Development Program of China [2012ZX07105-004] ; National Science Foundation of China [31270508, 41230853]; National High Technology Research and Development Program of China [2012ZX07105-004] ; National Science Foundation of China [31270508, 41230853]; National High Technology Research and Development Program of China [2012ZX07105-004] ; National Science Foundation of China [31270508, 41230853]; National High Technology Research and Development Program of China [2012ZX07105-004]
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaScience & Technology - Other Topics
WOS SubjectMultidisciplinary Sciences
WOS IDWOS:000318008400220
WOS KeywordFUNCTIONAL TRAITS ; COMMUNITY ECOLOGY ; AQUATIC PLANT ; WATER DEPTH ; POTAMOGETON-MAACKIANUS ; PHENOTYPIC PLASTICITY ; COASTAL CALIFORNIA ; BIOMASS ALLOCATION ; AMAZONIAN FOREST ; STRATEGY SCHEME
Funding OrganizationNational Science Foundation of China [31270508, 41230853]; National High Technology Research and Development Program of China [2012ZX07105-004] ; National Science Foundation of China [31270508, 41230853]; National High Technology Research and Development Program of China [2012ZX07105-004] ; National Science Foundation of China [31270508, 41230853]; National High Technology Research and Development Program of China [2012ZX07105-004] ; National Science Foundation of China [31270508, 41230853]; National High Technology Research and Development Program of China [2012ZX07105-004]
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Identifierhttp://ir.ihb.ac.cn/handle/342005/19287
Collection淡水生态学研究中心_期刊论文
Corresponding AuthorNi, LY (reprint author), Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Hydrobiol, State Key Lab Freshwater Ecol & Biotechnol, Donghu Expt Stn Lake Ecosyst, Wuhan, Peoples R China.
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Hydrobiol, State Key Lab Freshwater Ecol & Biotechnol, Donghu Expt Stn Lake Ecosyst, Wuhan, Peoples R China
2.Jiangxi Inst Water Sci, Nanchang, Peoples R China
3.Chinese Acad Sci, Grad Sch, Beijing, Peoples R China
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Fu, Hui,Yuan, Guixiang,Zhong, Jiayou,et al. Environmental and Ontogenetic Effects on Intraspecific Trait Variation of a Macrophyte Species across Five Ecological Scales[J]. PLOS ONE,2013,8(4):e62794.
APA Fu, Hui.,Yuan, Guixiang.,Zhong, Jiayou.,Cao, Te.,Ni, Leyi.,...&Ni, LY .(2013).Environmental and Ontogenetic Effects on Intraspecific Trait Variation of a Macrophyte Species across Five Ecological Scales.PLOS ONE,8(4),e62794.
MLA Fu, Hui,et al."Environmental and Ontogenetic Effects on Intraspecific Trait Variation of a Macrophyte Species across Five Ecological Scales".PLOS ONE 8.4(2013):e62794.
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