Hierarchy of the factors influencing the broad-scale waterbirds functional diversity gradients in temperate China

Yamian Zhang, Wenzhuo Tan, Li Wen, Qing Zeng, Haitao Tan, Yifei Jia & Guangchun Lei
Geographical gradients in species diversity have long fascinated biogeographers and ecologists. However, the extent and generality of the positive/negative effects of the important factors governing functional diversity (FD) patterns are still debated, especially for the freshwater domain. We examined lake productivity and functional richness (FRic) of waterbirds sampled from 35 lakes and reservoirs in northern China with a geographic coverage of over 5 million km2. We used structural equation modelling (SEM) to explore the causal...
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