Small mammal species richness and turnover along elevational gradient in Yulong Mountain, Yunnan, Southwest China

Zhongzheng Chen, Xueyou Li, Wenyu Song, Quan Li, Kenneth Onditi, Laxman Khanal & Xuelong Jiang
Understanding the species diversity patterns along elevational gradients is critical for biodiversity conservation in mountainous regions. We examined the elevational patterns of species richness and turnover, and evaluated the effects of spatial and environmental factors on non-volant small mammals (hereafter ‘small mammal’) predicted a priori by alternative hypotheses [Mid-domain effect (MDE), species area relationship (SAR), energy, environmental stability and habitat complexity)] proposed to explain the variation of diversity. We designed a standardized sampling scheme to...
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