15 Works

When there is No ZOPA: Mental Fatigue, Integrative Complexity, and Creative Agreement in Negotiations

Jingjing Yao, Zhi-Xue Zhang & Leigh Anne Liu

Data from: Phylogenetic niche conservatism and variations in species diversity-climate relationships

Qinggang Wang, Yaoqi Li, Dongting Zou, Xiangyan Su, Hongyu Cai, Ao Luo, Ke Jiang, Xiaoling Zhang, Xiaoting Xu, Nawal Shrestha & Zhiheng Wang
Although contemporary climate has been identified as one of the major determinants of large-scale species diversity patterns, its effect on species diversity greatly varies among clades. Understanding the drivers of the variation in species diversity-climate relationships (DCRs) across clades, which is critical for developing general mechanisms underlying the effects of climate on species diversity patterns, remains a current challenge. Using newly compiled distribution data of 914 Rosaceae species in China and a dated genus-level phylogeny,...

Modeling results of seismoelectric signals excited by a weight-drop source

Shichuan Yuan, Hengxin Ren, Qinghua Huang, Xu-Zhen Zheng, Zhentao Yang, Zhanxiang He, Wei Zhang & Xiaofei Chen
This dataset contains data of all figures in a submitted manuscript titled "Refining higher modes of Rayleigh waves using seismoelectric signals excited by a weight-drop source: study from numerical simulation aspect " to Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. Effective extraction of higher mode dispersion information has been a research hotspot in the study of surface waves. In this study, we introduce a novel approach of refining Rayleigh wave higher modes by using seismoelectric signals,...

Atmospheric boundary layer intensive sounding data at Cangzhou site

Xipeng Jin, Xuhui Cai & Hongsheng Zhang
This dataset is obtained from a field experiment of intensive GPS (Global Positioning System) boundary layer sounding carried out in Cangzhou (38.3°N, 116.84°E), from 26 November to 26 December 2019. Eight soundings were taken in each day, at 02:00, 05:00, 08:00, 11:00, 14:00, 17:00, 20:00 and 23:00 BJT (i.e., UTC + 8). GPS radiosonde (Beijing Changzhi Sci & Tech Co. Ltd., China) was used to obtain profiles of wind, temperature, humidity and PM2.5 mass concentration...

Grazing-induced biodiversity loss impairs grassland ecosystem stability at multiple scales

Maowei Liang, Cunzhu Liang, Yann Hautier, Kevin Wilcox & Shaopeng Wang
Livestock grazing is a major driver shaping grassland biodiversity, functioning, and stability. Whether grazing impacts on grassland ecosystems are scale-dependent remains unclear. Here, we conducted a sheep-grazing experiment in a temperate grassland to test grazing effects on the temporal stability of productivity across scales. We found that grazing increased species stability, but substantially decreased local community stability due to reduced asynchronous dynamics among species within communities. The negative effect of grazing on local community stability...

A novel and accurate full-length HTT mouse model for Huntington’s disease

Chenjian Li
Here we report the generation and characterization of a novel Huntington’s disease (HD) mouse model BAC226Q by using a bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) system, expressing full-length human HTT with ~226 CAG-CAA repeats and containing endogenous human HTT promoter and regulatory elements. BAC226Q recapitulated a full-spectrum of age-dependent and progressive HD-like phenotypes without unwanted and erroneous phenotypes. BAC226Q mice developed normally, and gradually exhibited HD-like mood and cognitive phenotypes at 2 months. From 3-4 months, BAC226Q...

A new Late Devonian flora from Sonid Zuoqi, Inner Mongolia, northeastern China

Lingqi Bai, Pu Huang, Ning Yang, Wenxin Ju, Jianbo Liu, James Basinger, Honghe Xu & Jinzhuang Xue
The Silurian and Devonian plant fossil record is the basis for our understanding of the early evolution of land plants, yet our appreciation of early global phytogeographic evolution has been constrained by the focus of most studies on deposits from Europe, North America, and more recently South China. Devonian plants have been rarely recorded from northeastern China, and among previous records, few plants have been illustrated and formally described. In this article, megafossil plants representing...

Sexual selection on jumping spider colour pattern: investigation with a new quantitative approach

Wei Zhou, Long Yu, Bernetta Z.W. Kwek, Jin Ge, Hua Zeng & Daiqin Li
How animals assess information encoded in individual colour patches have been extensively studied, yet the role of both individual colour patches and gross colour pattern (i.e. the combination of colour patches) remains understudied. We tested the functioning of both individual colour patches and gross colour pattern in sexual selection using the jumping spider Siler semiglaucus as a study system. We first quantified sexual dimorphism in S. semiglaucus in both individual patches and gross colour pattern...

Retention fraction of 15N-labelled deposited ammonium and nitrate in forests

Geshere Abdisa Gurmesa, Ang Wang, Shanlong Li, Shushi Peng, Wim De Vries, Per Gundersen, Philippe Ciais, Oliver L Phillips, Erik Hobbie, Weixing Zhu, Knute Nadelhoffer, Yi Xi, Edith Bai, Tao Sun, Dexiang Chen, Wenjun Zhou, Yiping Zhang, Yingrong Guo, Jiaojun Zhu, Lei Duan, Dejun Li, Keisuke Koba, Enzai Du, Guoyi Zhou, Xingguo Han … & Yunting Fang
The impacts of enhanced nitrogen (N) deposition on global forest carbon (C) sink and other ecosystem services may depend on whether N is deposited in reduced (mainly as ammonium) or oxidized forms (mainly as nitrate) and the subsequent fate of each. However, the fates of the two key reactive N forms and its contribution to forest C sink is unclear. We conducted ecosystem-scale paired 15N-labelling experiments in nine forests across China to quantify N retention...

Phytogeographic history of the Tea family inferred through high-resolution phylogeny and fossils

Yujing Yan, Charles Davis, Dimitar Dimitrov, Zhiheng Wang, Carsten Rahbek & Michael Borregaard
The tea family (Theaceae) has a highly unusual amphi-Pacific disjunct distribution: most extant species in the family are restricted to subtropical evergreen broadleaf forests in East Asia, while a handful of species occur exclusively in the subtropical and tropical Americas. Here we used an approach that integrates the rich fossil evidence of this group with phylogenies in biogeographic analysis to study the processes behind this distribution pattern. We first combined genome-skimming sequencing with existing molecular...

Plotting receiver operating characteristic and precision-recall curves from presence and background data

Wenkai Li & Qinghua Guo
The receiver operating characteristic (ROC) and precision-recall (PR) plots have been widely used to evaluate the performances of species distribution models. Plotting the ROC/PR curves requires a traditional test set with both presence and absence data (namely PA approach), but species absence data are usually not available in reality. Plotting the ROC/PR curves from presence-only data while treating background data as pseudo absence data (namely PO approach) may provide misleading results. In this study we...

Towards an understanding of the latitudinal patterns in thermal tolerance and vulnerability of woody plants under climate warming

Shijia Peng, Yunpeng Liu, Tong Lyu, Xiaoling Zhang, Yaoqi Li & Zhiheng Wang
Predicting spatial patterns in thermal tolerance and vulnerability of species under climate warming remains a challenge. Current knowledge is mainly from experiment-based thermal physiology of limited numbers of ectotherms, yet large-scale evaluations on plants remain elusive. Here, using distribution maps with spatial resolutions of 20×20 km for 5628 woody species in China, we propose a novel approach, i.e. thermal distribution curves, to describe species' realized thermal niches, and then estimate their thermal tolerance and warming...

Conservation of woody species in China under future climate and land-cover changes

Shijia Peng, Jian Zhang, Xiaoling Zhang, Yaoqi Li, Yunpeng Liu & Zhiheng Wang
Climate and land-cover changes are major threats to biodiversity, and their impacts are expected to intensify in the future. Protected areas (PAs) are crucial for biodiversity conservation. However, their effectiveness under future climate and land-cover changes remains to be evaluated. Moreover, the impacts of climate and land-cover changes on multi-dimensions of biodiversity are rarely considered when expanding PAs. Using distributions of 8732 woody species in China and species distribution models, we identified species that will...

Dataset for estimation of the biotic and climatic niche breadths and geographic range size of beech (Fagus) species worldwide

Qiong Cai, Erik Welk, Chengjun Ji, Wenjing Fang, Francesco Maria Sabatini, Jianxiao Zhu, Jiangling Zhu, Zhiyao Tang, Fabio Attorre, Juan Antonio Campos, Andraž Čarni, Milan Chytrý, Süleyman Çoban, Jürgen Dengler, Jiri Dolezal, Richard Field, József Pál Frink, Hamid Gholizadeh, Adrian Indreica, Ute Jandt, Dirk Nikolaus Karger, Jonathan Lenoir, Robert K. Peet, Remigiusz Pielech, Michele De Sanctis … & Helge Bruelheide
This dataset could be used to test whether the commonly observed positive range size–niche breadth relationship, as posited by the “niche breadth hypothesis”, exists for Fagus, one of the most dominant and widespread broad‐leaved deciduous tree genera in temperate forests of the Northern Hemisphere. There are many ways to estimate niche breadth. Here, we estimated biotic and climatic niche breadths per species using plot‐based co‐occurrence data and climate data, respectively. The range sizes of the...

Global distribution and evolutionary transitions of angiosperm sexual systems

Yunyun Wang, Ao Luo, Tong Lyu, Dimitar Dimitrov, Xiaoting Xu, Robert Freckleton, Yaoqi Li, Xiangyan Su, Yichao Li, Yunpeng Liu, Denis Sandanov, Qingjun Li, Zhanqing Hao, Shuguang Liu & Zhiheng Wang
Angiosperm sexual systems are fundamental to the evolution and distribution of plant diversity, yet spatiotemporal patterns in angiosperm sexual systems and their drivers remain poorly known. Using data on sexual systems and distributions of 68453 angiosperm species, we present the first global maps of sexual system frequencies and evaluate sexual system evolution during the Cenozoic. Frequencies of dioecy and monoecy increase with latitude, while hermaphrodites are more frequent in warm and arid regions. Transitions to...

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  • Peking University
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  • University of Copenhagen
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  • University of the Basque Country
  • Henan University
  • Sun Yat-sen University
  • Binghamton University
  • University of Michigan–Ann Arbor