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Effects of Topography on Tree Community Structure in a Deciduous Broad-Leaved Forest in North-Central China
Shi, Hang1,2; Xie, Fenglin1,3,4; Zhou, Quan1,2; Shu, Xiao1; Zhang, Kerong1; Dang, Chaoqi5; Feng, Shuiyuan6; Zhang, Quanfa1; Dang, Haishan1
Corresponding AuthorDang, Haishan(dangkey@wbgcas.cn)
2019
Source PublicationFORESTS
ISSN1999-4907
Volume10Issue:1Pages:14
AbstractTopography strongly influences the compositional structure of tree communities and plays a fundamental role in classifying habitats. Here, data of topography and 16 dominant tree species abundance were collected in a fully mapped 25-ha forest plot in the Qinling Mountains of north-central China. Multivariate regression trees (MRT) were used to categorize the habitats, and habitat associations were examined using the torus-translation test. The relative contributions of topographic and spatial variables to the total community structure were also examined by variation partitioning. The results showed the inconsistency in association of species with habitats across life stages with a few exceptions. Topographic variables [a + b] explained 11% and 19% of total variance at adult and juvenile stage, respectively. In contrast, spatial factors alone [c] explained more variation than topographic factors, revealing strong seed dispersal limitation in species composition in the 25-ha forest plot. Thus, the inconsistent associations of species and habitats coupled with high portion of variation of species composition explained by topographic and spatial factors might suggest that niche process and dispersal limitation had potential influences on species assemblage in the deciduous broad-leaved forest in north-central China.
Keywordthe Qinling Mountains variation partitioning torus-translation test niche theory dispersal limitation
DOI10.3390/f10010053
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China ; Biodiversity Committee of the Chinese Academy of Sciences ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; Biodiversity Committee of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Indexed BySCI ; SCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Natural Science Foundation of China[31770517] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[31470521] ; Biodiversity Committee of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
WOS Research AreaForestry
WOS SubjectForestry
WOS IDWOS:000458910800053
WOS KeywordSPECIES-HABITAT ASSOCIATIONS ; TROPICAL FOREST ; BETA-DIVERSITY ; QINLING MOUNTAINS ; RAIN-FOREST ; ASSEMBLAGES ; VEGETATION ; DISPERSAL ; PATTERNS ; SOUTHERN
PublisherMDPI
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China ; Biodiversity Committee of the Chinese Academy of Sciences ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; Biodiversity Committee of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.ihb.ac.cn/handle/342005/27985
Corresponding AuthorDang, Haishan
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Wuhan Bot Garden, Key Lab Aquat Bot & Watershed Ecol, Wuhan 430074, Hubei, Peoples R China
2.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
3.Tibet Univ, Res Ctr Ecol & Environm Qinghai Tibetan Plateau, Lhasa 850000, Peoples R China
4.Tibet Univ, Coll Sci, Lhasa 850000, Peoples R China
5.Shaanxi Meteorol Serv Ctr, Xian 710014, Shaanxi, Peoples R China
6.Foping Natl Nat Reserve, Foping 723400, Peoples R China
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Shi, Hang,Xie, Fenglin,Zhou, Quan,et al. Effects of Topography on Tree Community Structure in a Deciduous Broad-Leaved Forest in North-Central China[J]. FORESTS,2019,10(1):14.
APA Shi, Hang.,Xie, Fenglin.,Zhou, Quan.,Shu, Xiao.,Zhang, Kerong.,...&Dang, Haishan.(2019).Effects of Topography on Tree Community Structure in a Deciduous Broad-Leaved Forest in North-Central China.FORESTS,10(1),14.
MLA Shi, Hang,et al."Effects of Topography on Tree Community Structure in a Deciduous Broad-Leaved Forest in North-Central China".FORESTS 10.1(2019):14.
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