4 Works

Altitudinal dispersal process drives community assembly of montane small mammals

Zhixin Wen, Zhixin Wen, Feijo Anderson, Jinzhao Ke, Xingcheng He, Jilong Cheng, Deyan Ge, Tian Tian, Lin Xia, Yongjie Wu, Jianghong Ran & Qisen Yang
Montane small mammals are subjected to strong forces of dispersal limitation and habitat filtering that mainly operate on their community structures along the altitudinal direction. However, so far little is known about the relative contributions of dispersal and niche processes to their community assembly. By applying the newly-proposed PER-SIMPER/DNCI (dispersal–niche continuum index) framework to small mammal occurrence data collected from 21 extensive altitudinal gradients, we quantitatively assess the relative importance of dispersal and niche processes...

Seasonal elevational patterns and the underlying mechanisms of avian diversity and community structure on the eastern slope of Mt. Gongga

He Xingcheng
This dataset contains bird survey data (Appedenix 2) and bird trait data (Appedenix 1) in the paper: “He et al. (2022) Seasonal elevational patterns and the underlying mechanisms of avian diversity and community structure on the eastern slope of Mt. Gongga. Diversity and Distributions”. Main results of the paper are that TD, PD and FD showed similar hump-shaped elevational patterns in both seasons. In the breeding season, TD, PD and FD for small-ranged species, were...

Leading trait dimensions in flood-tolerant plants

Yingji Pan, Ellen Cieraad, Jean Armstrong, William Armstrong, Beverley Clarkson, Ole Pedersen, Eric Visser, Laurentius Voesenek & Peter Van Bodegom
Background and Aims While trait-based approaches have provided critical insights into general plant functioning, we lack a comprehensive quantitative view on plant strategies in flooded conditions. Plants adapted to flooded conditions have specific traits (e.g. root porosity, low root/shoot ratio and shoot elongation) to cope with the environmental stressors including anoxic sediments, and the subsequent presence of phytotoxic compounds. In flooded habitats, plants also respond to potential nutrient and light limitations, e.g. through the expression...

Landscape elevational connectivity: we underestimated the impact of stochastic processes on the spatial pattern of species richness

Taxing Zhang
We have begun to address the problem of species distribution patterns in three-dimensional space. Recently, a theory called “Landscape Elevational Connectivity” (LEC) has been developed, which measures how topography and geomorphology drive biodiversity patterns. Here, we estimated the spatial distribution pattern of bird species richness on the Tibetan Plateau using online species occurrence data, and we compared this estimated distribution with the predictions of LEC. We found a high correlation between the LEC null model...

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  • 2022

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  • Sichuan University
  • Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
  • Radboud University Nijmegen
  • Leiden University
  • Landcare Research
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • University of Copenhagen
  • University of Hull
  • Utrecht University