7 Works

SSR genotypes and geographical locations of collections of three Asian butternuts and two species of Quercus

Yu Cao, Da-Yong Zhang, Wei-Ning Bai & Yan-Fei Zeng
In the file, we display the genotypes of 502 adult individuals of 17 natural Q. mongolica populations (QM), 139 individuals of 5 populations of northeast Q. liaotungensis (QL_ CBS), 240 individuals from 8 populations of northwest Q. liaotungensis (QL_ NWC), 596 individuals in 25 J. cathayensis (JC) populations, 399 individuals in 14 J. mandshurica populations (JM) and 107 individuals in 5 J. ailantifolia populations (JA). In addition, the sample information: geographical locations of collections and...

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...

Integrative taxonomy of two thrush complexes (Aves: Turdidae) reveals introgression across sister species

Boyang An, Danyang Yin, Songlin Huang, Tariq Ahmad & Bo Li
The classification of some Turdus species, such as the Naumann’s and dusky thrush complexes and the red-throated and black-throated thrush complexes, is controversial. Herein, we used molecular data and morphological characters to review the taxonomy of these thrush complexes and analyze the genetic differentiation between them. Herein, we examined the genetic characteristics of 13 microsatellite loci in all individuals and total of 129 alleles were detected. In parallel, we have a further judgment on their...

Drivers of soil microbial community assembly during recovery from selective logging and clear cutting

Jie Chen, Robin L. Chazdon, Nathan Swenson, Han Xu & Tushou Luo
Despite important progress in understanding the impacts of forest clearing and logging on aboveground communities, how these disturbances affect soil microbial β-diversity and the ecological processes driving microbial assemblages are poorly understood. Further, whether and how the microbial shifts affect vegetation composition and diversity during recovery of post-logged forests remain elusive. 2. Using a spatial grid experiment design in a primary tropical forest intermixed with post-logged patches naturally recovered for half century in Hainan Island,...

Eco-evolutionary outsiders: establishing in a distantly related neighbourhood delays and reorganizes nutrient recycling

Xu Pan, Mathieu Santonja, Pierre-Emmanuel Courty, Olaf Butenschön, Matty Berg, Phil Murray, Benjamin Yguel, Daphnée Brulé & Andreas Prinzing
Rapid environmental change forces long-lived plants like trees to immigrate into zones still occupied by phylogenetically distantly related species. Does such phylogenetic isolation (PI) change the trees’ ecosystem functioning such as litter decomposition? We studied oaks (Quercus petraea) of low and high PI, reciprocally transplanting their litters to identify effect of aboveground litter quality and belowground decomposer biota. Across 8 and 14 months we quantified decomposition (mass loss, C-loss and N-loss), decomposer biota (Acari, Collembola,...

Species packing and the latitudinal gradient in local beta-diversity

Ke Cao, Richard Condit, Xiangcheng Mi, Lei Chen, Wubing Xu, David F. R. P. Burslem, Chunrong Cai, Min Cao, Li-Wan Chang, Chengjin Chu, Hu Du, Sisira Ediriweera, C. S. V. Gunatilleke, I. U. A. N. Gunatilleke, Zhanqing Hao, Jinbo Li, Guangze Jin, Buhang Li, Yankun Liu, Yide Li, Michael J. O'Brien, Xiujuan Qiao, Hongwei Ni, Guochun Shen, Xihua Wang … & Jens-Christian Svenning
The decline in species richness at higher latitudes is among the most fundamental patterns in ecology. Whether changes in species composition across space (beta-diversity) contribute to this gradient of overall local species richness (gamma diversity) remains hotly debated. Previous studies that failed to resolve the issue suffered from a well-known tendency for small samples in areas with high gamma-diversity to have inflated measures of beta-diversity. We provide here a novel analytical test, using beta-diversity metrics...

Data from: Increase in leaf organic acids to enhance adaptability of dominant plant species in karst habitats

Songbo Tang, Jian-Feng Liu, Hans Lambers, Lingling Zhang, Zhanfeng Liu, Yutong Lin & Yuanwen Kuang
Estimation of leaf nutrient composition of dominant plant species from contrasting habitats (i.e. karst and non-karst forests) provides an opportunity to understand how plants are adapted to karst habitats from the perspective of leaf traits. Here, we measured leaf traits – specific leaf area (SLA), concentrations of total carbon ([TC]), nitrogen ([TN]), phosphorus ([TP]), calcium ([Ca]), magnesium ([Mg]), manganese ([Mn]), minerals ([Min]), soluble sugars, soluble phenolics, lipids, and organic acids ([OA]) – and calculated water–use...

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  • 2021

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  • Chinese Academy of Forestry
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Beijing Normal University
  • Northeast Forestry University
  • Henan University
  • Sun Yat-sen University
  • Binghamton University
  • VU University Amsterdam
  • Zhejiang University
  • Guangxi Institute of Botany